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Federal Arbitration Act

English Language Notice Provisions Are Important in International Contracts

Brad Reid | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

It is common for international sales contracts to have a choice-of-language provision designating an official language for the agreement. However, whe...

Unconscionable Employment Arbitration Agreement Held Unenforceable

Brad Reid | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Provisions in employment applications that require mandatory and binding arbitration of all disputes are commonplace and are generally enforced as written by courts. Additionally, the Federal Arbitration Act frequently preempts (overrides) contradictory state arbitration statutes.

Read the Arbitration Clause

Brad Reid | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

While an arbitration provision may not directly prevent the assertion of statutory rights, it may do so indirectly under the majority opinion since the cost of conducting a necessary antitrust market analysis is prohibitive for this individual claimant.

Arbitration Required by the Word "All"

Brad Reid | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics
Brad Reid

Advocates of mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts assert that arbitration speeds dispute resolution, is less costly than litigation, provides pr...

Are Courthouses Obsolete?

Brad Reid | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

Are courtrooms obsolete? No, but many venues are located outside of the traditional courthouse or are increasingly subject to video conferencing such as arraignments.

An Anniversary You Are Forced to Remember

Negah Mouzoon | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Negah Mouzoon

Until federal policymakers act to protect consumers from one-sided contracts, April 27 will always mark the anniversary of a devastating day for consumers' rights.