Alternative Dispute Resolution

Attorney Fees

BigLaw firm billed for ‘outlandish’ Ritz-Carlton stays, first-class airfare, suit alleges

Consumer Law

Suit accuses Fitbit of unfair practices for inaccurate pulse trackers, late-revealed lawsuit ban

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Debt buyers use courts to collect debt, then cite arbitration clauses to deflect legal challenges

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS upholds contract ban on mass arbitration in second ADR case involving California law

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Court-ordered mediation ends judge-prosecutor dispute; blanket disqualification motion is dropped

Consumer Law

Customers suing over fake Wells Fargo accounts are sent to arbitration

Civil Rights

Chief justice orders mediation for top prosecutor and judge in dispute over Facebook posts

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Buying a bamboo floor? This company requires religious arbitration; courts uphold clauses

Corporate Law

Arbitration clauses effectively eliminate consumer rights for many, New York Times reports

Mediation

Mediators find more tools through neuroscience

Consumer Law

Consumer financial agency considers rules barring companies from blocking class actions

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court to consider California rule used to strike down arbitration contracts

Trials & Litigation

Client shouldn’t be punished with judgment for no-show lawyer at arbitration, appeals court says

Trials & Litigation

Suit seeking to declare autistic boy a public nuisance goes to mediation

Criminal Justice

Lawyer arrested in alleged assault of golf club employee; club didn’t call cops, offered her $500

Government Law

Cited by animal control in dog dispute, couple responds with ‘douchebag’ yard sign

Constitutional Law

Chicago OKs stop-and-frisk pact with ACLU

Legal Technology

Arbitration website hack is likely the work of Chinese hackers, cyberthreat group says

Legal Technology

Contesting a traffic ticket? Getting divorced? Some jurisdictions use software to resolve the issues

ABA London Sessions

What can US and UK lawyers learn from each other about best practices?