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The Elections are over: What it means for Consumer Arbitration Five things to look for in 2015 By George H. Friedman*   Back when I was Director of Arbitration at FINRA, we used to have a “Crystal Ball Contest” where the staff would weigh in on predictions for the coming year. I usually did pretty…

Ten Things about Litigation that Arbitration Critics Won’t Tell You by George H. Friedman*  [republished from an earlier post] 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…

MONTVILLE, N.J., Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Vertican Technologies, Inc. (VT) of Montville, NJ, and Arbitration Resolution Services, Inc. (ARS) of Coral Springs, FL, have entered into a strategic partnership to connect attorneys using VT’s YGC Solutions®platform to the ARS Complete Online Dispute Resolution (C- ODR™) system. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141104/156498LOGO Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141104/156497LOGO ARS is a cutting-edge…

“Technology and ADR – The Future Is Here” was presented by our VP & General Counsel Mark Norych yesterday as part of Cyberweek 2014 at The Werner Institute of Creighton University School of Law.  Click here for more from ADRhub.com. In this fast-paced interactive program, experts and practitioners from Arbitration Resolution Services, Inc., the world’s…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Last month, the online community (that’s pretty much the whole world, folks) was stunned by a ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“EU COJ”), which held individuals had a right to request that Google remove data “that appear to be inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed and in the light of the time that has elapsed.” The May 13th ruling quickly became known as the “Right to be forgotten” decision. Although the holding does not apply in the United States, and First Amendment issues would very likely dictate a different outcome here, the implications are potentially enormous.

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