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Lance Armstrong Ordered to Pay Back $10 Million

Posted in Contracts
Arbitration is more and more with us, all of us. Every consumer signs some arbitration agreement sometime, somewhere. Arbitration is increasingly found in the work place. Many employers require their employers to sign agreements to submit any dispute to arbitration. SCA Promotions paid a $10 million dollar bonus to Lance Armstrong Continue Reading

Arbitration Results in Suit for Fraud

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I first wrote about this case here.  An arbitrator failed to disclose his relationship with the attorney for one of the parties.  The arbitrator, Robert Faulkner, a former US Magistrate, had long standing ties with the lawyer for one of the parties, Brett Johnson.  The arbitration went well for Mr. Continue Reading

Study Shows Arbitration Favors Employers

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Alex Colvin of Cornell University has published one of the first empirical studies of arbitration in the employment context.  He looked at the reports submitted by the American Arbitration Association, one of the leading providers of arbitrations, in California.  The study looked at 3,945 arbitrations, of which 1,213 were decided by Continue Reading

Arbitrations are not Popular with Everyone

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 Arbitration has been around forever for labor disputes.  Unions and their employers have long relied on arbitration as a relatively inexpensive way to resolve disputes.  In the labor context, the arbitration process is set up through a collective bargaining agreement.  The arbitrator is picked by both sides from a list of some Continue Reading
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