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Kentucky Supreme Court Splits on Kindred Remand from SCOTUS: Clark Dispute Will Be Arbitrated; Wellner Will Not
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The Kentucky Supreme Court accepts SCOTUS’s striking its “clear statement” rule as arbitration-hostile, but a majority insists arbitration denial on alternative grounds was righteous.

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Award Survey: Florida Arbitrators Now Award Attorney Fees – For the Most Part
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Florida only recently authorized arbitrators to assess attorney fees, changing a significantly more cumbersome process for obtaining that item of damages that previously required the intervention of the courts.

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More Details Emerge on the Justice for Victims of Fraud Act of 2016. California Takes a Shot as Well
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More details have emerged on the proposed Justice for Victims of Fraud Act that would bar arbitration of disputes involving fictitious Wells Fargo accounts.

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California Legislature Passes Three Bills Impacting Arbitration. Two Signed, One Vetoed By Governor Brown
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The California Legislature late this summer passed and sent to the Governor three bills aimed at regulating consumer and employment arbitration. On September 25th a busy Governor Brown signed two of the bills into law and vetoed one as not necessary.

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Based on Recent Cert Denials, SCOTUS Seems Less Interested in Arbitration in the Post-Scalia Era
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Those looking for a sign of how the post-Scalia Supreme Court will view arbitration issues may have gotten that sign – “not very interested” – based on recent denials of certiorari by the Court.

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