Arbitration Appeals: A Safety Valve That Is Fast, Fair, Cost-Effective, and Final

Arbitration Appeals

By Patricia H. Thompson, FCIArb Arbitration provides a toolbox of dispute resolution options that are quicker, more targeted, and less expensive than litigation. However, formal and informal surveys reveal that one important component of this toolbox is unknown or misunderstood by corporate and outside counsel: the parties’ contractual right to appeal the final award, “on …

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Avoiding Construction Liens

Avoiding Construction Liens

The excitement and joy of building a new home can quickly be overshadowed by a construction lien, or as it is more commonly known, a mechanic’s lien. Construction liens exist because it guarantees that a contractor will be paid for the work and materials that they put into a home or building. It allows a …

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Who are Labor Arbitrators?

labor arbitrators

Workplace disputes and collective bargaining issues are often resolved by a specialized type of arbitrator called a labor arbitrator.  While many arbitrators will cover a wide variety of subject matters and bring their own experience to their arbitrations, labor arbitrators often go through specialized training and bring specific experience to help resolve the intricate and …

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What Happens if You Lose in Arbitration?

What Happens if You Lose in Arbitration?

When arbitration is all said and done, there is always going to be a party who feels like they lost the arbitration.  This party will often need to consider what happens when they lose and whether there is anything they can do to contest the award.  Arbitration is often the end of the road because …

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The Role of Outside Counsel 

Outside Counsel 

Legal spending by corporations will almost certainly continue to tighten in 2022.  The days of unlimited corporate legal budgets have been gone for some time, as companies have worked to rein in their legal spending in the face of skyrocketing costs.  These efforts have taken many forms. The key to many of the cost-cutting measures …

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Demand for Arbitration

Demand for Arbitration

When a party is looking to begin the process of arbitration, they will usually create and send a demand for arbitration.  A demand for arbitration is what will start the arbitration process as the parties have agreed upon.  Those on the receiving end may or may not understand what the process means, but they will …

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How Long Does Arbitration Take?

How long does arbitration take

Is Arbitration Really Faster? Because arbitration is often touted as a cheaper and quicker resolution when compared to litigation, curious minds may wonder how long arbitration takes.  While many proponents of arbitration state that it often moves more quickly than litigation, critics state that many times, it can just as long as litigation.  While this …

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AAA Construction Rules

AAA Construction Rules

When a dispute arises during a construction project, the parties may use the AAA Construction Rules, which cover arbitration and mediation procedures for construction disputes governed by the American Arbitration Association.  It allows the parties to a dispute to attempt to resolve their disagreement without going through a trial and litigating the dispute in front …

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How to Prepare for a Real Estate Arbitration?

Real Estate Arbitration

How to prepare for a real estate arbitration? When problems arise in buying or selling real estate, many participants have started to turn to real estate arbitration and mediation.  Buying and selling real estate is a big decision, whether it is a family home or a giant corporate center.  Negotiating and agreeing on a price …

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Locus Standi Clarified

Locus Standi

When bringing a lawsuit, the parties may need the term locus standi clarified.  The term is thrown around in a legal context often, but the definition is rarely discussed outside of first-year law school classes except by the occasional legal opinion that deals with the concept.  Yet having locus standi is the foundation of bringing …

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