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Arbitration is at the Root of all Evil, According to the New York Times  By George H. Friedman*  An ongoing multi-part series in the New York Times on its “investigation” of and “exposé” on arbitration seemingly blames arbitration for pretty much everything bad going on in the world.  As an arbitrator, arbitration expert, law professor,…

By George H. Friedman* Repost from Securities Arbitration Commentator blog While he prays he is not correct, the author fears that … both the stock and bond markets will crash at the same time. Thereafter, as has happened in the past, FINRA will be inundated with crash-related claims. Case filings will ultimately break the old…

By George H. Friedman* Just yesterday, I blogged “Deflategate” – the Court has Ruled – Now What? where I offered my views on the federal court’s ruling on “Deflategate.” To review, the court reversed National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell’s arbitration decision upholding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension.  Having spent the holiday…

By George H. Friedman* By now, football fans know that a federal court has just ruled on “Deflategate,” nullifying National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell’s arbitration decision upholding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. So, what’s next? Having read judge Berman’s 40-page decision, let me offer this very quick and high level analysis….

By George H. Friedman* By now, football fans know that National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has ruled on “Deflategate,” upholding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. So, what’s next? I offer below a short primer on what might happen next. Again, in the interest of full disclosure – another cornerstone of arbitration…

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…

Recently, A.M. Best interviewed Mark Norych, EVP, Arbitration Resolution Services for their A.M. Best TV Interview series. Arbitration Resolution Services’ Norych: Tech Remaking Claims Disputes Mark Norych said insurance claims professionals are benefiting from a move to telephone and video conferencing as an alternative to in-person dispute resolution. Norych was interviewed at the RIMS 2015…

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…

Fast and Affordable Resolution to Legal Disputes is Just a Click Away SOUTH FLORIDA: Arbitration Resolution Services, Inc. (ARS) is the pioneer in online legal dispute resolution services. After two years of software development including alpha and beta testing and pilot programs, the start-up venture already has a number of active arbitrations and mediations in…

[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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