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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


New Arbitration Center in the British Virgin Islands Opens Its Doors
12/24/2016 12:27:18 PM
Description: The British Virgin Islands now offers a new option for businesses to resolve disputes peacefully and without the expense or frustration of a trial. The British Virgin Islands new arbitration center is formally open for business and many of the


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


Rent-A-Center Dispute Headed to Arbitration
9/21/2016 11:25:25 PM
Description: The lawsuit filed against retailer Rent-A-Center in connection with a dispute between an employee of the company and two customers will now proceed to arbitration. The decision was made by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth District of Texas at


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


State Courts Allowing Anti-Arbitration Cases to Proceed to Court
6/29/2016 12:17:21 PM
Description: Many state courts are finding ways to essentially ignore the US Supreme Court’s pro-arbitration rulings and allow customers to take legal action, despite arbitration-friendly contracts. One recent example occurred when a New Jersey court


Scranton Bank Says Arbitration is Rarely Necessary
6/6/2016 5:31:08 PM
Description: As attitudes toward mandatory arbitration change, one bank in Scranton points out there are few worries within the industry. According to a new federal rule, bank customers have more access to class action lawsuits, something that was not always an


Shutterfly Seeks Arbitration to Settle Faceprint Privacy Dispute
3/28/2016 3:43:17 PM
Description: Shutterfly, the popular online photo service, has asked a judge to send the dispute concerning faceprints to arbitration. The dispute began when Brian Norberg, a resident of Illinois, alleged his faceprint was added to the site’s database


Democratic Senators Propose Law to Deal with Mandatory Arbitration Clauses
2/21/2016 6:06:50 PM
Description: A new bill was recently introduced that, if passed, would limit a company’s ability to force consumers to settle grievances outside of court through arbitration. This practice has become increasingly popular for companies and they include


Reed Smith Mandatory Arbitration Clause Ruled Unenforceable
1/7/2016 4:07:03 PM
Description:   The mandatory arbitration clause that pertains to law firm Reed Smith clients was recently ruled unenforceable, according to a Philadelphia judge. The reason the judge gave was that the engagement letter in which the clause is explained is