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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Forced into Arbitration
4/11/2016 5:34:03 PM
Description: The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP) is now forcing advisors to settle all disputes with the organization through arbitration, instead of taking the issues to court. According to the board’s new terms, all holders now waive

Arbitration Blocked by Federal Judge in Haitian Radio Dispute
1/17/2015 12:22:38 PM
Description: An agreement between telecommunications company Teleco and mobile phone company Haitel that required Teleco to accept payments in shares instead of cash and to resolve all disputes in binding arbitration in Bermuda cannot be enforced, according to a

IBM Attempts to Side-Step Age Discrimination Law Using Arbitration
5/16/2014 2:25:09 PM
Description:   IBM recently changed the way it handles terminated employees and age-discrimination law.  Legally, when an employee is fired they have the right to sue based on suspected age-discrimination.  Companies can ask employees to sign

General Mills Adds Arbitration Language to Coupons
4/23/2014 7:27:37 AM
Description:   In a first in the history of “forced arbitration,” food giant General Mills has added legal language to its coupons stating that any recipient of a “benefit” from the company (including coupons valued as low as fifty

Court Rejects Report of Arbitration Bias as Non-Scientific
1/15/2014 2:11:59 PM
Description:   A sex discrimination complaint against Citigroup, brought by a female employee who claimed she was terminated unfairly as she dealt with health complications stemming from her pregnancy, will go to arbitration as outlined in her employee

Comcast Wins Assertion of Primacy of “Involuntary” Binding Arbitration
12/3/2013 12:39:07 PM
Description:   While binding arbitration clauses are generally considered to be reasonable provisions that limit excessive litigation and provide reasonable relief outside of the courtroom for most people, the question of whether these arbitration

Mandatory RIA Arbitration Raising Concerns Among Consumer Advocates
10/8/2013 2:19:06 PM
Description:   While brokers have long used arbitration clauses to protect their reputation in the wake of failed investments and unhappy investors, investment advisers are now following suit, sparking a wave of controversy from consumer advocates. 

Chevron is Victorious in International Arbitration Hearing
9/26/2013 7:09:02 AM
Description:   According to a recent ruling by an international arbitration panel, a $19 billion judgment against Chevron, which was issued in 2011, had already been settled in 1995.  As a result, Chevron will not have to pay the money to the Amazon

Supreme Court Justices Support Corporation Rights in Dispute Resolution
6/26/2013 5:32:46 PM
Description:   The Supreme Court considered the issue of whether corporations were within their rights to generate their own rules regarding dispute resolution with their customers.  They determined that a group of merchants were bound by an agreement

Private AG Law Versus Mandatory Arbitration in California
6/17/2013 2:54:59 PM
Description:   Private AG Law Versus Mandatory Arbitration in California   A California appellate court ruling is getting attention in California.  The debate has been raging between mandatory arbitration and the California Private Attorney