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Binding Arbitration clause / Void Contract?

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Mandatory arbitration clauses in insurance policy forms are meeting regulatory antagonism in several states, but opponents have a difficult case to make. With passage of the Federal Arbitration Act and arbitration acts in nearly every state, legislatures and courts widely embrace arbitration, finding it to serve the public interest. ... Tags : Arbitration , Arbitration Clause White papers 2003-10-27 Non-binding arbitration clause is enforceable under FAA Non-binding arbitration clause is enforceable under FAA. Wolsey, Ltd. v. Foodmaker, Inc., _ F.3d _, No. 96-56345, 1998 WL 257282 (9th Cir. May 19, 1998). The Ninth Circuit Court ...
whereby the parties to a dispute agree to submit their respective positions (through agreement or hearing) to a neutral third party (the arbitrator(s) or arbiter(s)) for resolution. In practice arbitration is generally used as a substitute for judicial systems, particularly when the judicial processes are viewed as too slow, expensive or biased. Arbitration is also used by communities which lack formal law, as a substitute for formal law. Arbitration may also serve a distinct purpose: as an alternative to strikes and lockouts as a means of resolving labor disputes. Labor arbitration comes in two varieties: interest arbitration , ...
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SECURITIES AND INVESTMENT BLOG - COSGROVE LAW: Is Your Investment ...
Many investment advisers, such as SEC registered Investment Adviser Fisher Investments, use a boilerplate JAMS commercial arbitration clause in their Account Agreements (“LOA”) with customers that include a Delaware choice-of-law provision. Whether or not the LOA is enforceable might depend upon the way the arbitrator utilizes the choice of law provision. For example, an arbitrator’s dismissal or preclusion of a claimant’s non-Delaware state securities law claims would leave the claimant with no recourse for the alleged violation of state model securities laws since the Delaware Securities Act provides no ... market research, surveys and trends
FYI: Central Ohio Employment Law Update: Divided Supreme Court ...
Welcome to Priscilla Hapner's irregular employment law update, which focuses on legal developments of interest to Central Ohio attorneys, employers and employees. Feel free to suggest topics by email or writing me at P.O. Box 91106, Columbus, Ohio 43209. This morning, a divided Supreme Court again reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California on the enforceability of an arbitration agreement in an employment discrimination dispute. Rent-A-Center, West, Inc. v. Jackson, No. 09-497 (6/21/10 ). This arbitration dispute centered on whether the court or the arbitrator should determine the arbitrability of the dispute ... market research, surveys and trends

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Supreme court weighs enforcement of arbitration clause in 'payday ...
If a contract is alleged to be illegal, but it contains a mandatory arbitration provision, should a court or an arbitrator determine the contract's legality? The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments on that question in Buckeye Check Cashing, Inc. v. Cardegna. (No. 041264 (U.S. argued Nov. 29, 2005).) John Cardegna filed a class action against Buckeye Check Cashing, Inc., a "payday lender," alleging that his and other borrowers' check-cashing transactions with Buckeye actually were usurious usurious  adj. referring to the interest on a debt which exceeds the maximum interest rate allowed ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Trends In Litigating Arbitration: Using Motions To Compel ...
intents and purposes to be as binding on the Parties as if it had been given in the Supreme Court of .... Arbitration Award, which attempts to void ..... of the contract as a whole, but rather the arbitration ... compared with 21 percent in other states studied.). ... arbitration clause for unconscionability in a ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR DRAFTING INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CLAUSES ...
Piero Bernardini, The Arbitration Clause of an International Contract, .... Arbitration clauses have been attacked as void based on claims that the contract as .... dispute was a condition precedent to binding arbitration, and since the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF ...
Mar 6, 2009 ... binding arbitration pursuant to an arbitration clause contained in a written ... contract, including the arbitration clause, was never effective. .... binding even if the contract as a whole is later found to be void. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Enforceability of Adhesive Arbitration Clauses in ...
With the explosion of the information age, the subject of many transactions has become what is known as "digital property." [1] The most obvious property of this sort is purchased every day in the form of software. However, unlike many forms of property, software is generally not sold; it is licensed. [2] Also, as a result of the internet and the information age, the parties to a transaction may not even be from the same country. Software companies responding to the unique needs of the software developer attempting to protect his/her intellectual property rights have began to use a mass-market license attached to the ...
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Google Answers: Blackmailed into signing a future resignation
Hi, In order to authorize my FMLA leave of absence back in November, my employer has forced me - under threat of layoff & reporting to the INS - to sign a resignation dated at the end of my leave (02/21/2005). I accepted out of fear of being out of status with the INS but now I think I have been basically blackmailed into resigning. DO I have any options? Blackmail is generally illegal and under contract law, an agreement signed under duress is void (i.e. it's 100% invalid). However, the "beauty" (or rather, the frustration) of blackmail is that if you are to sue him to void the agreement, your plight will ...
Job contract say "you wave your right to a trial by jury" is this ...
My boyfriend just got a new job and in the contract it says he waves his right to a trial by jury. I've never heard of a company having this in their contract. Is this normal? riskshark: Thanks for being such a jerk about it. I was asking a question, I wasn't claiming to be a victim. I've never heard of this before! I wanted to make sure he wasn't signing something he shouldn't. I care about people in my life. You sound like a bitter jerk. Get over your self, your not as bad@$$ as you think you are. 2 years ago Also let me add that is says nothing about arbitration which I also ...