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What do A-Rod, the NLRB, and General Mills have in Common?  The title of this post is not a riddle.  On Jeopardy! it would be the correct response to “They evidently read George Friedman’s blog at Arbitration Resolution Services.” Three times in recent months, I have blogged about the above cast of characters, and urged…

The A-Rod Saga: Batting 1.000 So Far (See For Yourself) My previous blog post here on the A-Rod saga (A-Rod’s Chances on Appeal:  Rock, Meet Hill) contained some predictions.  Several have already have come to pass; so far I am batting 1.000.       A-Rod would Bring Legal Action to Vacate Award  First, I predicted…

In short there are three takeaways here: 1) labor arbitration is a different animal, but the scope of court review of arbitration awards is very limited, just as in business or consumer arbitrations; 2) A-Rod is pushing the proverbial rock up a hill with his announced intention to appeal Arbitrator Horowitz’s decision that he be suspended for 162 games (an entire season); and 3) there is a small window of opportunity that might allow him to play this year.

By Mark Norych, Executive Vice-President/General Counsel, Board Director For the vast majority of the people in the United States, disagreements or disputes wind up in lawsuits and Courts which everyone realizes takes a lot of time and money. Although arbitration as a way to settle disputes has existed for centuries, it is now finally coming…