District Court Follows “Reasonableness” Standard for Arbitrator Disclosure. Confirms Award of $3 Million in Sanctions for Discovery Abuse … and a Coronavirus Update
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The Southern District of Florida confirms an Award containing $3 million for discovery abuse,

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Kirkland v. Robert W. Baird & Co.
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By Ben Suter

Promissory estoppel and quantum meruit claims only apply where no contract exists between the parties.

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Anatomy of a Zoom Videoconference Mediation
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We published in SAA 2020-12 (Mar. 25) an article by Mediator Roger M. Deitz advocating that parties consider using telephone mediation as a way to cope with Coronavirus-related delays and disruptions to the dispute resolution process.

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Budicak, Inc. v. Lansing Trade Group, LLC
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By James L. Komie

A commodities newsletter “transacts business” in Kansas where two of its subscribers are based in Kansas,

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Securities Arbitration and the Courts: 2019 Year in Review
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By Richard P. Ryder*

Arbitration is, of course, an alternative to going to court, and for the most part it is just that —

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Coronavirus Update (March 30)
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FINRA: Previously announced administrative hearing postponement through May 1 has been extended to May 31…. Latest Hotline posting (https://www.finra.org/hotline) as of March 13: “Due to the COVID-19 outbreak,

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