Charlotte Alexander, Associate Professor of Law of Legal Studies at Georgia State University College of Law, and Nicole G. Iannarone, Assistant Professor of Law at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law have published an article titled, “Winning, Defined? Text-Mining Arbitration Decisions,” Cardozo Law Review, forthcoming.  In their journal article, the authors endeavor to understand consumer arbitration outcomes by examining the outcomes of approximately 60,000 FINRA arbitration decisions. The abstract states:…
A state appeals court has ruled a nursing home’s arbitration is void in part because its language is “dense and meandering,” which prevented a meeting of the minds.  In Estate of Bright v. Aristacare at Cherry Hill, No. A-3640-18T3 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div., February 26, 2020), a New Jersey woman, Bright, was discharged from the hospital to a nursing home, Aristacare.  At the time of her admission to Aristacare, Bright was apparently on several…
Like every other area of public life, the Corona crisis has hit the German courts with full force and did not leave it unscathed. But the reactions vary: They range from judges and courts still holding ordinary sessions and carrying on with oral hearings to courts being virtually closed except for on-call judges for very urgent matters, with standard civil and commercial matters being postponed ex offico. Three aspects of the current situation are of…
Mediation Is Critical Right Now Courts are closed. Attorneys and claims professionals are working from home as best they can. But disputes continue. If an employer is responsible for a claimant’s medical care, delivering that care during a “Shelter in Place” order is a challenge. How a dispute is handled now can determine how the case will proceed in the long term. Because courts are closed, litigating parties should make an extra effort to resolve…
A federal court in Arizona has ordered a $5.1 million lawsuit that was filed against a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (“RHOBH”) star to arbitration.  In Stillwell Madison, LLC v. Girardi & Keese, et al., No. 2:19-CV-03563 (D. Arizona, March 16, 2020), a RHOBH cast member Erika Girardi, her spouse, and her spouse’s law firm were accused of using loan proceeds for unintended purposes in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. …
This guest-post is authored by Pareekshit Bishnoi. Pareekshit is an advocate practicing before courts and tribunals at Delhi. He graduated from the National Law University, Odisha. Pareeskhit regularly appears before the Delhi High Court, Supreme Court, NCLT, NCLAT, and the NCDRC.  He specializes in the laws of arbitration, insolvency and bankruptcy, consumer protection, transfer of property, and negotiable instruments. Arbitral Tribunal’s Power to Re-examine Interim Reliefs decided by a Court The principle of kompetenz –…