As previously blogged here, the debate over predispute arbitration clauses in contracts between businesses and consumers, employees, and franchisees is heating up.
Victoria suggested that the Arbitration Fairness Act would be a particularly pertinent topic in light of the “Arbitration Fairness Day” press conference event scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 (blogged here and here).
As H.R 1020 (“Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009″) blogged here moves through Congress, supporters of the bill prepare to hold a press conference in Washington D.C. on April 29, 2009 to lobby to end prospective arbitration in contracts between businesses and consumers, employees, homeowners, and franchise holders.
The district court held that the dispute fell outside of the arbitration agreement and the Society appealed.
Following is a list of recent bills related to Alternative Dispute Resolution filed during the 81st Texas Legislature.
Discover Bank sued cardholder Vaden in Maryland state court to recover past due charges ($10,610.74 plus interest and attorneys fees).
Last week, the Fifth Circuit decided whether manifest disregard of the law remains a valid ground for vacating an arbitration award
Despite a strong challenge, court upheld arbitral award. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas denied a motion to vacate an arbitral award and held that the arbitration panel did not “manifestly disregard” the law.
Needless to say, this study could be an excellent avenue to promote arbitration and mediation to aid the resolution of patent-related disputes.