Arbitration

U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES THAT TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYER’S ARBITRATION AGREEMENT WITH INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT

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03/26/2019Vania Ratliff

Generally, once parties sign a contract with an arbitration provision, disputes arising out of the contract are required to be heard by an objective arbitrator. After Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) in 1925, the long-established federal policy has been to liberally favor arbitration agreements. Prior to the FAA, however, there was no guarantee… Read more »

Before Entering Into A Contract With An Arbitration Provision, Consider What Time Period The Parties Will Have To Bring Claims

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11/23/2018Vania Ratliff

Statutes of limitations are statutory deadlines for filing legal actions. Limitation periods vary by the type of action. It is important to evaluate these limitation periods because if the deadline is missed, then the claim may be time-barred by the court. Arbitration provisions are increasingly common. Only a few jurisdictions, however, explicitly address whether statute… Read more »