By George H. Friedman* No, this is not another one of my screeds about how it’s not fair for the NFL’s Commissioner to act as arbitrator in the dispute between his own employer and the National Football League Players’ Association over Tom Brady’s suspension. I just can’t keep repeating the same points. But on a…

By George H. Friedman*  By now, football fans know that the National Football League has fined the New England Patriots, ruled draft picks forfeited, and suspended quarterback Tom Brady for four games over “Deflategate.”  Now, the question is “what’s next?” to which I add “and what does arbitration have to do with it?”  Now, in…

By George H. Friedman* Talk about a bad draft day.  In the midst of the NFL draft week hoopla came word that the Supreme Court of Missouri had disqualified the NFL’s Commissioner as the sole arbitrator in a case involving a non-player employee of the St. Louis Rams.  Besides standing for the general proposition that…

By George H. Friedman* [This was originally published in the author’s blog at the Securities Arbitration Commentator] I recently authored a post in my blog at the Securities Arbitration Commentator, CFPB Issues Final Report on Arbitration, Telegraphing a Ban or Limits on Arbitration. Should SEC follow Suit? While the short answer was “no,” I did…

[This was originally published in the author’s blog at the Securities Arbitration Commentator] For those who thought the Supreme Court in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011), laid to rest any questions about whether the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) preempts state laws barring class action waivers in a consumer predispute arbitration…

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