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Arbitration Appeals Based Upon Manifest Disregard of the Law
The Legal Intelligencer
August 17, 2010

Two years have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Hall Street Associates v. Mattel Inc., in which the court denied parties the ability through their arbitration agreements to create a judicial right of review in circumstances other than those specifically set forth in the Federal Arbitration Act, or FAA. Full Text


3rd Circuit Has Clear Rule on Pre-Hearing Discovery in Arbitration
The Legal Intelligencer
August 17, 2010

Bob is an experienced alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, practitioner. Just yesterday, for instance, he patted himself on the back after a case management conference. Full Text


High Court Restricts Judges’ Role In Deciding Arbitration Fairness
The Legal Intelligencer
August 17, 2010

Continuing a strong pro-arbitration bent, the U.S. Supreme Court in June made it more difficult for consumers and employees to challenge the fairness of arbitration agreements in court. Full Text



Mediation Offers Advantages to Litigants Looking for Insights
The Legal Intelligencer
August 17, 2010

Ever since Roscoe Pound presented “The Causes of Popular Dissatisfaction with the Administration of Justice” at the annual convention of the American Bar Association in 1906, voices within the profession have lamented the low opinion of the legal system held by many litigants and laypeople. Full Text