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CFPB launches inquiry into effectiveness of arbitration clause in protecting consumer rights
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2012

On April 24, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a notice of public inquiry into "how consumers and financial services companies are affected by arbitration and arbitration clauses."


Magistrate enforces arbitration clause in inter-insurer dispute
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

US Magistrate Judge P Trevor Sharp of the Middle District of North Carolina, applying federal law of arbitration to a motion to stay, has issued a recommendation that the district court stay an insurer's third-party claim against another insurer based on the arbitration clause in the defendant-insurer's policy


Evidence of oral settlement agreement reached in mediation inadmissible
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2008

The Supreme Court of California has held that evidence of an oral settlement made in the course of mediation was inadmissible under California’s mediation confidentiality statutes


Insurer bound by award in arbitration of which it had notice but in which it decided not to participate
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2009

The California Court of Appeal has held that an insurer that was notified of an underlying arbitration demand against its insured, an insolvent financial services firm, and was given an opportunity to participate in the arbitration was bound by the resulting award and judgment despite not having participated or having undertaken a duty to defend


Declaratory judgment action dismissed due to insureds’ failure to comply with ADR clause
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2012

Applying California law, the United States District Court for the Central District of California has dismissed a declaratory judgment action on the grounds that the insureds failed to comply with policy conditions requiring the insureds to pursue alternative dispute resolution prior to filing a judicial proceeding