Alternative Dispute Resolution

373 ABA Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution articles.

Judge says narrow drafting dooms bid by Trump campaign to arbitrate bias suit

A narrowly drafted arbitration clause in a confidentiality agreement doesn’t require arbitration of a bias suit filed by a former Trump campaign staffer, according to a New York judge.

Judge…

Reforming law school: Start with the end in mind
Last month, I wrote here about some potential changes to legal training in the United States, based on my own experience and conversations within and outside both the industry and country. The response was overwhelmingly positive from those who understood that I am trying to improve our profession for lawyers and clients alike.
Uber and Lyft end mandatory arbitration for sexual assault claims
Uber and Lyft have ended forced arbitration for sexual assault cases brought by passengers, drivers and employees.
14 women accusing drivers of sex assault ask Uber board to be released from arbitration
Fourteen women sent a letter to the Uber’s board of directors Thursday requesting to be released from the arbitration provision in their consumer agreement to allow them to pursue a class-action lawsuit alleging Uber’s inadequate driver screening procedures led to the sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment and gender-motivated violence they experienced at the hands of their drivers.
Orrick follows Munger Tolles in dropping mandatory arbitration agreements: Will more firms follow?
If large law firms doing away with mandatory arbitration agreements for employees becomes a trend, plaintiffs may have the #MeToo movement and Twitter to thank.
Stormy Daniels could have to pay at least $20M in liquidated damages, Trump lawyer tells court

Stormy Daniels has violated a confidentiality agreement at least 20 times, requiring her to pay possible liquidated damages of at least $20 million, according to a court document filed on…

Alternative dispute resolution pioneer Frank E.A. Sander dies at 90

Frank E.A. Sander, a former Harvard law professor and a pioneer in the field of alternative dispute resolution has died at 90, according to an obituary at Harvard Law…

Give victims of workplace sexual harassment access to courts, 56 US attorneys general tell Congress

Victims of sexual harassment on the job should be allowed to evade “the impediment of arbitration requirements” in employment contracts, according to a letter signed by attorneys general of every…

Former Winston partner appeals decision sending her gender bias case to arbitration

A former Winston & Strawn partner is asking a California appeals court to vacate a judge’s order that sends her gender bias case against the firm to arbitration.

Constance Ramos’…

Here are 11 tips to avoid arbitration slip-ups

During nearly a decade as a commercial arbitrator, I have seen some of the most qualified lawyers in the business fumble and flail during what is supposed to be a…

Microsoft backs bill barring mandatory arbitration of sex harassment claims, waives its own clause

Microsoft is backing federal legislation preventing mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims, while it takes steps to change its own contractual requirements with some employees.

Chief legal officer Brad Smith…

Law firm settles lawyer’s claim it failed to accommodate her claustrophobia

A law firm has settled a disability claim by a former associate in Philadelphia who alleged the firm failed to accommodate her claustrophobia.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin confirmed…

Lainey Feingold: Negotiating better access for the disabled

Lainey Feingold

NFL seeks to reinstate suspension for Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott

The NFL is seeking to reinstate a six-game suspension imposed by an arbitrator against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

The NFL is asking U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant…

Ex-partner who sued Holland & Knight ordered to pay firm $772K

A former partner who sued Holland & Knight for $1.5 million allegedly owed because he was underpaid has not yet had his claim resolved in arbitration, but the law firm…

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