All posts by Sarah Cole

Call for Proposals to Host Ninth Annual AALS Works in Progress Conference

For the last several years, one of the best events on the ADR calendar has been the annual Works in Progress Conference coordinated by the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution. Last year’s conference, held in November, was hosted by Southwestern Law School. We are now starting the process of identifying the host for the 2015 … Continue reading Call for Proposals to Host Ninth Annual AALS Works in Progress Conference

Arbitration Agreement Does Not Preclude Lawsuit By Chiropractor Against His Employer

From Reuters: “An Ohio chiropractor can bring a lawsuit against Aetna Inc in federal court despite having already settled his claims against the company, a U.S. judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp in New Jersey said last week that an arbitration agreement between chiropractor Peter Manz and Aetna was not binding because his … Continue reading Arbitration Agreement Does Not Preclude Lawsuit By Chiropractor Against His Employer

Professor Jill Gross to give Hopkins Lecture on Arbitration on November 12th

Our wonderful colleague and fellow blogger, Jill Gross, has been named the James D. Hopkins Professor of Law at Pace Law School. She will be giving a lecture on November 12, 2014 at noon at Pace, entitled, “Setting the Record Straight: The Supreme Court and 21st Century Arbitration”. We at the blog are very proud … Continue reading Professor Jill Gross to give Hopkins Lecture on Arbitration on November 12th

Mediation, Negotiation and the New York Metropolitan Opera

Erin Archerd tipped me off that the New York Metropolitan Opera and the unions with which it is negotiating collective bargaining agreements, are trying to call in a federal mediator at the last minute to salvage their negotiations. The article is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/arts/music/met-opera-proposes-federal-mediator-for-union-negotiations.html?_r=0. In an interesting note, the article described some special sort of negotiations … Continue reading Mediation, Negotiation and the New York Metropolitan Opera

Mediator Opinion in Joint Statement Settling Ku v. Case Western Reserve Law School and Lawrence Mitchell Case

I am sure that many followers of this blog are aware that Raymond Ku, a professor at Case Western Reserve University’s Law School was suing its former Dean, Lawrence Mitchell, as well as the school. The case, Ku v. Lawrence E. Mitchell, et al., Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Case No. CV 13 815935, … Continue reading Mediator Opinion in Joint Statement Settling Ku v. Case Western Reserve Law School and Lawrence Mitchell Case

Unconscionability Still Alive and Well?

From BNA Daily Labor Report: “Justices Won’t Review California Ruling on Unconsionability of Wage Hearing Waivers Posted June 09, 2014, 4:01 P.M. ET The U.S. Supreme Court today let stand a California Supreme Court decision that a lower court may consider whether a waiver of any state administrative wage hearing makes an arbitration agreement unconscionable … Continue reading Unconscionability Still Alive and Well?