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Friday, May 23, 2014

Amex v. Italian Colors and the "Effectively Vindicate" Doctrine

Good article by St. Mary's Law Professor Ramona Lampley  who writes that the Amex case calls into question the very existence of the “effective vindication doctrine.” She argues that to effectuate both the FAA and other statutes courts should compare the costs of arbitration to the costs of proceeding in litigation.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

California Employment Arbitration Unconscionability Cases

Summarized by Joel Grossman.  Example: Calif. Court of Appeals holds unconscionable an agreement unless employer provided it in Spanish.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Arbitration Clauses Do Not Cover Every Possible Dispute

Liz Kramer discusses two recent appellate cases in which the disputes were outside the scope of the arbitration clauses.  Both cases relate to health insurance and medical matters.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Consumer Arbitration Debate, CFPB

Participants in this debate include the Consumer Bankers Association's Steve Zeisel, California Arbitration and Mediation's Marc Alexander and Law Professor Imre Szalai.