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30 ABA Journal arbitration articles.

Will mandatory arbitration be banned beyond in workplace sex assault and harassment complaints?

Forced arbitration has long been a controversial practice in the United States. At least one component of forced arbitration, however, has now ended.

Michigan chief justice, seen as online court innovator, tapped to lead nonprofit organization

Following 10 years on the Michigan Supreme Court, Bridget McCormack is leaving her position as the chief justice and joining the American Arbitration Association’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution, where she will be the president and CEO.

Lawyer accused of trying to file fake news article doesn’t show up for sanctions hearing

A lawyer accused of fabricating a news article from a fake publication called the Saudi Sun didn’t show up for a Friday hearing to consider whether he should be sanctioned.

Federal judge sanctions Cooley lawyer for ‘hubris and disregard of procedural rules’

A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered a Cooley lawyer to pay the legal fees of his client’s opponent for filing an unsolicited 61-page “submission” with evidentiary materials after advising the court that he did not plan to present further testimony.

The President v. Omarosa: Winning at arbitration, against the odds

It was fate that brought Omarosa Manigault Newman and me together.

Law firms are increasingly suing for unpaid legal fees, lawyers say

Law firms are filing more lawsuits seeking unpaid legal fees, despite the risk that they will face counterclaims for malpractice.

SCOTUS rules for US citizen who says return of her child to Italy poses grave risk of harm

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that U.S. courts can refuse to return children to their home countries in situations posing a grave risk of harm without considering all measures that could reduce the risk.

GEICO can’t relitigate $5.2M award for car-sex STD after refusing to defend car owner, appeals court rules

GEICO had no right to relitigate a $5.2 million arbitration award to a woman who contracted a sexually transmitted disease in a car insured by the company, a Missouri appeals court has ruled.

Judge allows counterclaim alleging Brown Rudnick ‘radically’ exceeded its fee estimates

A federal judge in Boston has refused to dismiss a counterclaim alleging that Brown Rudnick overstaffed an arbitration case, causing it to “radically” outpace fee estimates.

With alternative dispute rising in popularity, this platform aims to help mediators and arbitrators

A lawyer realized that there were limited tech options to assist him in the alternative dispute resolution realm, so he and his wife developed a technology platform for mediators and arbitrators.

Congress passes bill banning forced arbitration of harassment and sexual assault claims

A bill that bans forced arbitration of disputes involving sexual assault and harassment is on its way to President Joe Biden after the U.S. Senate approved the measure by voice vote Thursday.

Litigation funder’s contracts leave some lawyers owing double the amount borrowed

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.

Kirkland & Ellis apparently wins huge fee in contingency case

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.

Litigants claiming GEICO auto policy covers STD from car sex can’t proceed anonymously, judge rules

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.

Arbitrator holds Trump’s ‘unreasonable’ nondisclosure pact with Omarosa Manigault Newman is ‘unenforceable’

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.

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