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Federal Courts Do Not Appreciate Defendants Obtaining Arbitration Agreement From Active Plaintiff

USA - February 15 2018 In today’s post, we pick up where the 4th Circuit left off a few weeks ago with federal circuit courts finding ways to avoid enforcing arbitration...


Sorry, Arbitration Agreements Are Not For The Courts’ Benefit

USA - February 6 2018 The Supreme Court of Nebraska gave an unpleasant surprise to its trial court judges last week: they cannot enforce arbitration agreements sua sponte...


4th Circuit Finds Club Waived Right To Compel Arbitration Of Exotic Dancers’ Claims

USA - January 29 2018 In a recent opinion, the Fourth Circuit cited waiver as its basis to refuse to compel arbitration, but the result seems animated by a sense that the...


Back to Arbitration Basics: Recent Federal Decisions (and a SCOTUS preview)

USA - January 19 2018 This post will run through some Do Re Mis of arbitration law, as articulated by those decisions (and will close with some arbitration cases on...


Un-Vacated: Arbitration Awards Get Whiplash

USA - January 12 2018 Two cases recently fit in one of my favorite categories: those awards that get “un-vacated.” These cases went through arbitration, had that...