In case you have not heard, a California court has confirmed recently a $4.1 billion award for an employment-related dispute. Following is an AP article from Yahoo Technology News discussing the case.
Following is a summary of some bills related to alternative dispute resolution filed during the session.
Over the past year, the circuit courts have differed over whether the “manifest disregard of the law” doctrine survives the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Hall Street
The piece is a well-written personal anecdote about her volunteer work during the past U.S. presidential campaign. The lesson? you don’t have to be persuasive to persuade. Here is an excerpt:
Ever since U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter revealed his plan to retire, speculation of possible President Barack Obama‘s picks to replace him has flooded the blogosphere.
The Court concluded that Section 16(a) with “clear and unambiguous terms” expressly authorizes interlocutory appeals of motions denying Section 3 stays.
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.