[This guest post is authored by Pranika Correa. She is currently studying in the fourth year at Gujarat National Law University. ] Analysing the Validity of Unilateral Arbitration Clauses The major advantages of arbitration are flexibility and autonomy, permitting parties to tailor the terms for their practical and commercial benefit. A unilateral arbitration clause (UAC) … Continue reading Analysing the Validity of Unilateral Arbitration Clauses
The Supreme Court of the United States has declined to consider whether “final mile” delivery drivers are transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce and exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).  In Amazon.com, Inc. vs. Rittmann, (No. 20-622) an Amazon delivery driver, Rittman, filed a putative class-action Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit on behalf of thousands of Amazon delivery drivers.  In response, Amazon moved to resolve the dispute via individual arbitration pursuant to…
The #1 predictor of mediation success is whether the participants have come with a seriousness of purpose. They understand that mediation is their best chance to avoid delay and expense, not to mention a bad result. They have readied themselves to settle the case. Why Are You Here? Sure, the court may have ordered the parties to mediation. Look at this as a blessing. You might have struggled to get your opponent to the negotiating…
You’re ready for your remote video mediation. Everyone has the latest version of the technology and knows how to join. You rehearsed with your client; maybe you did a practice session with the mediator. You submitted the mediation confidentiality form and contact form. Now you can concentrate on the facts and the law. Wait–What about the Interpreter? At the beginning of every remote mediation, I confirm that everyone present has signed off on the confidentiality…