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I should Win every case I present because the narrative offered and the Evidence submitted will  prove the ‘correctness’ of my position! Every Writer of Contentions for Arbitration cases no doubt has that belief. At the same time…if you’ve spent any time as an actual Arbitrator or case presenter you know some cases are simply…

By George H. Friedman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arbitration Resolution Services* When I entered the dispute resolution field back in 1976, I was compelled as part of my orientation to watch a film about arbitration (yes, film; there was no consumer video back then, let alone DVDs or on-demand video streaming). It…

By George H. Friedman* Chairman of the Board, Arbitration Resolution Services   We have blogged in the past about enforcing domestic arbitration awards. The key takeaway? Prior to passage of the Federal Arbitration Act(“FAA”)[1]in 1925, enforcing predispute arbitration agreements and arbitration awards was very difficult.[2]The FAA abrogated the existing law and made written promises to arbitrate…

We know that Arbitrators truly endorse Demonstrative Proofs; some surveys say 87% of them believe it aids them in arriving at the appropriate Award. So when it comes to  Scene Diagrams; theory tells us absolutely an advocate should include them if they fit the fact pattern of the loss. Practice tells us that’s fine, but…

Generally, once a decision is rendered in an arbitration, payment of any damages awarded is due. If a party fails to pay as required by a decision, the other party can enforce the award in a summary proceeding. Here’s what a party seeking enforcement should know: S. courts have the power to enforce arbitration awards….

In my last blog post,I began comparing the predictions I made last year regarding consumer and employment arbitration to what has happened so far this year. Below are more of my views on the subject and my predictions are still as Larry David says, “Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.”   Still Expect Dodd-Frank to be Repealed and…

If you’ve read this Blog for any time at all or picked up any book on Arbitration advocacy or even effective Trial practice…pretty much guaranteed you’ve seen the concept of Theme mentioned. So when looking at writing your Contentions on a subrogation arbitration case…is a Theme really all that important? I mean cases are decided…

Lawyers are often accused of being slow to embrace technological advances, but that is changing. Technology solutions are increasingly being adopted because of how they can benefit a law firm’s productivity, profitability and client services. The following technologies are experiencing significant growth among attorneys: Cloud-based applications. Many law firms are looking to cloud-based applications that…

By George H. Friedman* Chairman of the Board, Arbitration Resolution Services   Toward the end of last year, I authored a blog post, Consumer and Employment Arbitration: Six Things to look for in 2018. Below are my views on what was coming in 2018, and how these arbitration predictions are turning out as we hit…

Material Damage disputes in subrogation arbitration…a topic we kind of knew might take up the bulk of a year. When we first started writing about it with our January 1, 2018 edition the thought was let’s research as much as we can about how advocates and Arbitrators alike view effective Damages cases in arbitration and then…

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