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The recent uproar over General Mills’ decision to adopt and later retract a new policy by which consumers, by engaging in activities such as downloading a recipe, or participating in a contest, or “liking” the firm on Facebook, would unwittingly be agreeing to arbitrate, certainly refocused the spotlight on the prevalent use of mandatory, predispute arbitration in consumer transactions.

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (October 1, 2014) Arbitration Resolution Services, Inc. (ARS), the world’s first cloud-based Complete Online Dispute Resolution (C-ODR™) provider, today announced the appointment of George Friedman as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Randall Wood as Chief Operating Officer. ARS is a fully-automated legal solution that helps its users operate from their…

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American Arbitration Association Creates Consumer Arbitration Clause Registration Requirement: A Reaction The guest blog post by the Securities Arbitration Commentator on this topic is thought-provoking.  As described by the Commentator, “the American Arbitration Association (‘AAA’) announced on July 10th that its Consumer Arbitration Rules are being amended effective September 1st to require firms to register consumer predispute arbitration agreements…

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By the Securities Arbitration Commentator (“SAC”)   (This work was originally published in the July 10, 2014 online edition of the Securities Arbitration Alert, and is republished here with some stylistic changes as a guest blog post with the permission of and our thanks to SAC’s founder and president Richard Ryder, whose firm also has…

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Anthony Palazzo is an in-house litigation counsel for a private company in Durham, NC and regular contributor to the New Jersey Law Journal. On May 20, Palazzo wrote about the evolution of the lawyers’ place in society and the current effect on arbitration, saying: Perhaps more than any other professionals, attorneys have seen their place…

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