Exactly Where is an Arbitration Award in Cyberspace Made? Time to Modernize the Federal Arbitration Act
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services 

[This is adapted from a post originally published in the author’s blog at Arbitration Resolution Services (ARS).

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We Called It. SCOTUS Narrowly Holds that the FAA Trumps the NLRA
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In a narrow 5-4 decision split along ideological lines, the Supreme Court on May 21 held in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis,

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Busy Arbitration Docket Next Term at SCOTUS: Certiorari Granted in Another Arbitration-Related Case
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The Supreme Court will be hearing two arbitration-related cases next Term, having just granted Certiorari in another case involving the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).

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SCOTUS Grants Certiorari in First Circuit Case with Two Key FAA Holdings
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(1) Judges, Not Arbitrators, Decide Whether FAA Applies under a Delegation Clause; and (2) Independent Contractors Are “Employees” for FAA Section 1 Purposes.

As we predicted last year,

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A Final Report Card on My 2017 Arbitration Predictions: “Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good!”
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A Final Report Card on My 2017 Arbitration Predictions: “Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good!”

By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member and Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services

[This is adapted from a post originally published in the author’s blog at Arbitration Resolution Services (ARS).

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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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