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This fast-paced interactive program “ADR and Emerging Technologies: the Future has Arrived” engaged experts and practionioners in the dispute resolution field – and the webinar participants — in discussing how emerging technologies are impacting the arbitration process. George H. Friedman, an Arbitration Resolution Services, Inc. (“ARS”) Board member and an adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School, moderated the 90-minute webinar. His fellow panelists were Mark Norych, Esq., ARS EVP, GC and Board Member, John Bishop, AAA VP – SE Case Management Center, and arbitration expert and arbitrator Ross Tulman, Principal, Trade Investment Analysis Group.

State and Federal courts – even in California – seem to have gotten the U.S. Supreme Court’s memo that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) generally preempts state laws that impinge on arbitration. Two recent cases underscore that trend, but also show that, at least in California, there are limits to FAA preemption, where a party asserts that the arbitration clause is unconscionable.

Not to kick a statute when it’s down, but if you think the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a/k/a “Obamacare”) is having a few technical difficulties now, just wait a few years. Those who follow my blog posts know I just love predicting the future. Why? Because, while you can certainly disagree with me, you can’t definitively say I’m wrong unless you claim to be a visitor from the future.

So what’s the other tech problem looming in the future for Obamacare? A little-noticed part of the Act requires that health insurers establish external review of claims decisions.

Several times over the past few months, I’ve discussed in this blog court decisions underscoring my belief that more and more state courts now “get it” on Federal Arbitration Act preemption of state laws impinging on arbitration.  Two recent decisions by state supreme courts underscore this now undeniable trend. Washington and Crop Insurance The first…

George Friedman, a member of our Board of Directors, today presented “The Basics Of Securities Arbitration” to Seton Hall Law School’s Investor Advocacy Project.  You can preview his presentation here.  Friedman is also an adjunct law professor at Fordham University.   The Basics of Security Arbitration from Arbitration Resolution Services

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