Eighth Circuit Provides Guidance Regarding The Enforceability Of Browsewrap Arbitration Agreements

In Foster v. Walmart, Inc., the Eighth Circuit was confronted with claims brought by Walmart gift-card purchasers who did not receive a refund after third parties allegedly tampered with, and stole the funds that were loaded onto, the cards. Walmart sought to compel arbitration of the claims, invoking a notation on the back of theContinue reading “Eighth Circuit Provides Guidance Regarding The Enforceability Of Browsewrap Arbitration Agreements”

“Arbitration Statistics 2020 – In Full Sail Through the COVID Storm”

Dr. Markus Altenkirch and Elias Klodt of Baker McKenzie have this article, published in Lexology, reviewing international arbitration data from 2020 and comparing the information with prior years. Posing a question that is of interest to many, they ask how the various international arbitration tribunals “weather[ed] the COVID-19 storm.” The answer: “In short: they didContinue reading ““Arbitration Statistics 2020 – In Full Sail Through the COVID Storm””

Failure To Pay Arbitration Fees Dooms Motion To Compel

In Rivers v. Pegar Investments LLC, an Arizona federal court denied a finance company’s motion to compel arbitration of claims brought by a borrower, for the reason that the company failed to timely pay the fees assessed by the American Arbitration Association. The plaintiff, aware of the parties’ arbitration provision, filed an arbitration demand withContinue reading “Failure To Pay Arbitration Fees Dooms Motion To Compel”

“Ninth Circuit Splits From the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits in ‘Brain Twister’ Arbitration Case”

Today’s trip into the arbitration weeds comes via the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Brice v. Plain Green, LLC, with explanatory help provided in this article authored by Om Alladi at Proskauer, available on JD Supra. As explained by Attorney Alladi, “An interesting puzzle arises when a contract contains both of these elements: a choice-of-law clauseContinue reading ““Ninth Circuit Splits From the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits in ‘Brain Twister’ Arbitration Case””

“The Passionate World Of Business Divorce”

Does this sound familiar? “The time often comes when business owners decide they no longer wish to work together. Whether certain owners will depart, or the business will be terminated altogether, the parties usually are quite angry and frustrated and they blame each other for everything. These feelings create conditions ripe for litigation. It usuallyContinue reading ““The Passionate World Of Business Divorce””

“Georgia Supreme Court Sides With Nursing Home on Arbitration Issue Briefed by AGG Attorneys”

Theoretically, guardianship is temporary. A guardian is appointed to care for a ward who is incompetent. The health circumstances warranting a guardianship can change, removing the need for someone to make decisions on behalf of the ward. Against this background, the question arises as to whether a guardian can enter into a pre-dispute arbitration clause,Continue reading ““Georgia Supreme Court Sides With Nursing Home on Arbitration Issue Briefed by AGG Attorneys””