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Orlando Police Chief Regains Job through Arbitration
12/24/2016 12:34:21 PM
Description: The Orlando police officer terminated for punching a handcuffed man in March 2014 has been awarded a return to his job, with back pay, according to an arbitration ruling.The arbitrator ruled the City of Orlando did not have just cause for


Beauty School Runs Out of Time to Raise Arbitration Defense, According to Ninth Circuit Court
12/24/2016 12:33:28 PM
Description: The Ninth Circuit Court recently ruled in the case Martin v. Yasuda that the Amarillo College of Hairdressing – Milan Institute and the Milan Institute of Cosmetology took too long to seek arbitration. The school must now litigate its


Obama Administration Looking to Curb Mandatory Insurance Arbitration
12/24/2016 12:32:32 PM
Description: With just over a month left in office, President Obama and his administration is pressing states to curb the use of fine print arbitration clauses in contracts by insurance providers. The request comes via an insurance report recently released by


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


Judge Rules Citibank Did Not Waive Arbitration Right
12/24/2016 12:26:04 PM
Description: A recent ruling from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals determined Citibank had not waived its right to arbitration in a debt collection lawsuit. The appeal had been filed by Citibank challenging a ruling from the Boone Circuit Court denying


Sedgewick Gender Bias Claim Headed to Mediation
11/23/2016 5:08:13 PM
Description: The dispute that arose from Traci Ribeiro’s claims that the law firm for which she worked committed gender discrimination is headed to arbitration. The ruling came from a federal judge in San Francisco, who found the firm’s partnership


International Arbitration Partners Join Firm of K&L Gates
11/23/2016 5:04:53 PM
Description: Recently, two international arbitration partners from Cozen O’Connor joined K&L Gates.  They opted for a larger global platform, which allows K&L to fill in a gap in its international arbitration practice. According to a release


Chicago Arbitration Pilot Project Will Be Permanent
11/6/2016 10:32:45 AM
Description: Originally planned as a two year pilot program, the mandatory arbitration for lower-value Law Division cases in Cook County Circuit Court will now be permanent as of October 1, 2016. The Illinois Supreme Court gave the official permanent approval


Federal Judge Orders Sony and Microsoft to Arbitration
11/6/2016 10:31:28 AM
Description: Sony’s request to arbitrate the claims filed against it by Microsoft regarding antitrust laws has been approved by a federal judge. The claims involve lithium ion batteries. Sony had requested the case be tossed because the claims were moot,


Nursing Home Residents Free to Utilize Judicial System
10/15/2016 12:56:45 PM
Description: The Florida Supreme Court’s recent ruling that a nursing home patient cannot be forced to use arbitration to settle disputes means families and patients will be able to use the court system to settle disputes with nursing homes. This applies