Alternative Dispute Resolution

365 ABA Journal articles on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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’…

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
The word compliance is frequently used in legal matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. But Lainey Feingold says simply meeting the law’s standard is not enough.
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…

Tyler Technologies acquires online dispute resolution company Modria

Online dispute resolution company Modria has been acquired by Tyler Technologies.

In a post published Monday by Bob Ambrogi of LawSites, the two companies announced their union at the…

Can justice be served online?

I recently had an experience with online dispute resolution. And it wasn’t pretty.

I am embarrassed to admit it all came about when I clicked on an alluring ad for…

Acting on a campaign promise, Trump withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership

President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying his decision to abandon the trade deal is “a great thing for the American…

Supreme Court to consider whether employment contracts can ban worker class actions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether employers can enforce workplace arbitration agreements that ban worker class actions.

At issue is whether the class-action bans violate federal…

9th Circuit tosses arbitration decision because panel chair lied about being a lawyer

A federal appeals court has overturned an arbitration decision because the person who headed the arbitration panel had falsely claimed to be a California lawyer.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S.…

Judge blocks federal rule that would ban arbitration in nursing home disputes

The implementation of a new rule prohibiting federal funds for nursing homes that enter binding arbitration agreements with residents has been blocked by a U.S. district court judge, who found…

Judge says Airbnb user who alleged host bias is bound by online arbitration clause

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has found an African-American man can’t sue Airbnb over alleged bias by one of the website’s hosts, because suits are banned by an arbitration…

Judge reluctantly agrees partner’s equal-pay suit against Sedgwick is likely subject to arbitration

U.S. District Judge William Alsup of San Francisco indicated on Thursday that a partner’s pay bias suit against Sedgwick will likely be subject to arbitration, though he’s not happy about…

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