Alternative Dispute Resolution
414 ABA Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution articles.
Lawyers who received litigation funding from Pravati Capital are sometimes tripped up by contract provisions that leave them owing more than double the amount that they borrowed.
Nov 18, 2021 11:00 AM CST
Kirkland & Ellis has apparently received a $200 million contingency fee in its representation of a company claiming that its purchase of chemical businesses was marred by the seller’s fraud and breach of contract.
Nov 9, 2021 9:21 AM CST
A car owner and his sexual partner can’t keep their names secret in litigation over their claim that GEICO’s auto and umbrella policies cover damages for a sexually transmitted disease contracted during sex in the insured car.
Oct 5, 2021 4:18 PM CDT
Court leaders say an online dispute resolution program, known as LA-ODR, is part of their ongoing efforts to enhance access to justice for self-represented litigants through the use of technology. A 2019 California Justice Gap Study found that 55% of Californians at all income levels experienced at least one civil legal problem in their household in the prior year, but nearly 70% of them received no legal assistance.
Oct 1, 2021 4:10 AM CDT
An arbitrator has ruled that former President Donald Trump cannot enforce a nondisclosure agreement with Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former White House aide and a contestant on The Apprentice
Sep 29, 2021 1:17 PM CDT
DOJ seeks to stop Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan
The U.S. trustee for the Justice Department has filed a motion to halt a judge’s approval of a controversial bankruptcy plan for…
Sep 17, 2021 4:15 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld sanctions of more than $100,000 against copyright lawyer Richard Liebowitz for lying to a New York federal judge and violating his orders.
Jul 26, 2021 1:35 PM CDT
Many companies require their employees and customers to resolve disputes through arbitration rather than in the courtroom. Now, Amazon is no longer one of them.
Jun 2, 2021 11:45 AM CDT
Future civil rights lawyers receive scholarships
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund has named the first 10 “Marshall-Motley Scholars,” who will receive law school scholarships in exchange for May 18, 2021 3:52 PM CDT
Uber must pay $1.1M after drivers discriminated against woman who is blind, arbitrator says
Uber has been ordered to pay a San Francisco woman—who is blind and uses a…
Apr 1, 2021 4:18 PM CDT
A Black lawyer claims in a lawsuit that her white supervisor yelled at her in front of colleagues, belittled her in front of clients, and hit her during an arbitration hearing.
Jan 20, 2021 12:37 PM CST
Supreme Court expedites case on census count
The U.S. Supreme Court is moving quickly in a case challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to exclude from the census count immigrants who…
Oct 1, 2020 4:42 PM CDT
Ginsburg participated in SCOTUS cases through at least Sept. 11
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg remained busy in the weeks before her death Sept. 18. She reportedly spent…
Sep 28, 2020 4:28 PM CDT
Five former Nixon Peabody partners allege that their former law firm tried to punish them for jumping to DLA Piper by trying to claw back bonuses and withholding money in support of the effort.
Sep 18, 2020 12:15 PM CDT
The National Employment Lawyers Association is calling for a review of discrimination cases overseen by a former JAMS arbitrator who shared a racist email with a list of 39 people.
Sep 10, 2020 1:00 PM CDT
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