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Indian Granted Six More Weeks to Respond to Arbitration Ruling
12/24/2016 12:31:38 PM
Description: India recently was awarded a six week extension to determine how to reply to the $5.6 billion claim against it by British oil explorer Cairn Energy PLC. The dispute comes from an Rs29 047 crore retrospective tax demand.In June, Cairn filed a 160


Lawsuit over Spam Texts Headed to Arbitration
12/24/2016 12:29:18 PM
Description: A lawsuit filed against tax preparers Jackson Hewitt, as well as its partners American Express and Restaurant.com could likely be settled through arbitration in the upcoming months. The Illinois man who filed the lawsuit alleges he received spam


Binding Arbitration in Debate at Hagerstown City Council Campaign Forum
11/8/2016 12:56:41 PM
Description: The recent Hagerstown City Council campaign forum included debate over whether or not police and firefighters should be held to binding arbitration proceedings.   The question relates to the use of binding arbitration to settle disputes


Staten Island Synagogue Receives $1 Million Arbitration Award
11/8/2016 12:54:46 PM
Description: A Staten Island congregation claims control over an Eltingville synagogue and a $1 million arbitration ruling is invalid. The claim relates a nine-year dispute covenant between a Jewish congregation and an Orthodox Jewish non-profit corporation. A


Ruling Gives Uber Leverage over Drivers
9/21/2016 11:27:48 PM
Description: Uber Technologies Inc.’s arbitration agreements were recently ruled to be valid according to an appeals court. The US Court of Appeals in San Francisco court determined Uber has the authority to enforce the agreements with drivers, which


Longaberger Trial Date Cancelled
9/10/2016 11:56:23 AM
Description: The trial that had been sent for Tami Longaberger’s lawsuit against the Longaberger Co. was vacated in favor of arbitration. The trial was originally scheduled for the end of August in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, but will now


Union’s Continue to Complain about Pro-Tax Payer Reforms by State Governors
9/10/2016 11:55:46 AM
Description: The United States Court of Appeals recently joined the Ninth Circuit Court in calling certain arbitration agreements too broad for denying workers’ rights. This decision reportedly “struck fear” into the hearts of corporations


Illinois Governor Vetoes Arbitration Bill
6/6/2016 5:34:26 PM
Description: The governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, recently vetoed legislation that would have allowed an arbitrator to settle disputes related to wages and working conditions if union negotiations stalled. According to Rauner, the bill was an attacked on


Urbana Resolution Passes
4/11/2016 5:31:57 PM
Description: The city of Urbana, Illinois recently passed a resolution in support of reforming the binding arbitration process in the state. It specifically addressed public safety employees.   According the Mayor Laurel Prussing, the resolution does not


Union Arbitration Bill Heads to Illinois Governor’s Desk
3/18/2016 12:04:34 PM
Description: A bill intended to send union contract talks to arbitration will once again be on Illinois Governor Bruce Raundr’s desk. Raunder had vetoed a similar bill last year.   The Democrat-controlled Illinois Senate approved the bill recently