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Rent-an-Arbitrator

It's been a pretty busy week for arbitration issues at the Supreme Court.  Yesterday, the Court heard oral argument in Rent-a-Center v. Jackson, a potentially very important arbitration case that I've discussed before.

Arbitration Clause Prohibiting Class Action OK in California

Waiver of class-action arbitrations and multi-party litigation is neither procedurally nor substantively unconscionable.

Malay Arb Standard Similar to US

Malaysian courts view arbitral vacatur in a manner similar to US courts.

Is Rescission an Arbitral Remedy?

Is recission a proper arbitral remedy? Even if recission would primarily benefit non-parties to the proceeding?

SCOTUS Grants Certiorari in Consumer Arbitration Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases regarding the power of an arbitrator to determine his own jurisdiction.

New Auto Dealers Arbitration: Faster, Cheaper

Congress just passed a bill to allow terminated auto dealers to arbitrate their termination under an expedited procedure.  The procedure highlights the issue of faster, cheaper, that I've been discussing.

Donaldson Company v Burroughs Diesel

Where a contract contains an arbitration clause, may a non-signatory force a signatory to arbitrate? That depends on the facts, says the 8th Circuit in reversing the Eastern District of Missouri in the latest chapter of an 8 year-long litigation.

Covenant Health v. Moulds

Citing to leading franchise law cases, the Supreme Court of Mississippi issued a blistering attack on unconscionable arbitration clauses and reversed the appellate court.

Parada v Superior Court (Monex Deposit Co)

Requiring three neutral arbitration & prohibiting class actions can render an arbitration clause unenforceable, rules a California appellate court in a case of significant importance to franchisees.