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[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…

By George H. Friedman* Introduction The recent release of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Final Report to Congress on mandatory arbitration of consumer financial disputes has focused attention on the prevalent use of mandatory, predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAAs”) in consumer transactions. The Report, released March 10th was quite negative about arbitration, foreshadowing regulations to address…

Online courts must not compromise fairness   By Julia Hörnle, Queen Mary University of London Can the serious atmosphere of court, standing in the dock facing a be-wigged judge and barristers, be carried over into the world of video-conferencing? Skype of the Bailey, if you will.   This is what the Civil Justice Council’s recently…

  I am a baseball fan from way back. I’m also an eternal optimist, which explains my being a Mets fan. See? That’s me holding the banner on the right, celebrating the Mets 1969 World Series victory on the field at Shea Stadium.   But I digress. With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training…

Earlier this week month I blogged on whether Justin Bieber and a photographer, who were embroiled in a law suit in Florida over an alleged assault on the photographer, should submit their dispute to non-binding arbitration [short answer: yes!]. After describing how this form of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) worked, I promised to cover other…

The President’s bombshell announcement that the United States would be moving toward normalizing relations with Cuba has certainly touched off a lively debate. Whether one favors the move, it does raise questions. For most people, thoughts turned to prospects of resumed trade, restored tourism, long-separated relatives reuniting, and of course cigars.1 Not me. I immediately…

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…

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…

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…

Combining the time-tested processes of arbitration and mediation with modern technology, Arbitration Resolution Services, Inc. is revolutionizing how civil legal matters are resolved.   CORAL SPRINGS, FL (March 24, 2014) – Arbitration Resolution Services, Inc. (ARS) today unveiled a new website (www.arbresolutions.com) designed to enable individuals and businesses to resolve civil disputes online, without leaving…

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