You have probably all heard this by now, but, just in case you didn’t, the Second Circuit upheld the arbitrator’s four game suspension of Tom Brady in the “Deflategate” scandal. The majority emphasized the importance of deferring to the arbitrator’s decision and that the arbitrator has broad discretion on both the substance of the decision … Continue reading Brady Arbitration Decision Upheld in Second Circuit
Theodore St. Antoine, the James E. & Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Michigan, will deliver the 2016 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution. Professor St. Antoine’s lecture will take place on April 5 at 12:10 in Saxbe Auditorium at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. The Moritz Program … Continue reading Theodore St. Antoine to Deliver 2016 Schwartz Lecture at OSU’s Moritz College of Law on April 5
Last week I announced the Divided Community Project housed at OSU’s Moritz College of Law. Today—in the second of three posts—I wanted to share the Project’s first publications. Key Considerations for Community Leaders Facing Civil Unrest: Effective Problem-Solving Strategies That Have Been Used in Other Communities, provides background information and expertise for local community leaders … Continue reading Addressing Community Division and Civil Unrest – Divided Community Project Part 2
Interesting post by Rick Bales over at Workplace Prof Blog — Rick suggests that European countries may be ahead of the U.S. in development of dispute systems design because the EU countries did not allow the process of consumer arbitration to take hold. American companies, bolstered by Supreme Court rulings, are less innovative in dispute … Continue reading Are American Companies Less Innovative in DSD Because Consumer Arbitration is Permissible?
I thought our blog readers might enjoy hearing this wonderful news about my colleague, friend, and fellow dispute resolution professor Ellen Deason (also an occasional contributor to our blog). Today, Ellen’s early morning International Business Arbitration class was interrupted by Bruce McPheron, Ohio State Interim Executive Vice President and Provost, to announce her selection for … Continue reading Congratulations to Ellen Deason, Awarded OSU Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
In November, John asked “How can we help in major social conflicts, if at all?” I was dying to respond with an idea we’ve been working on here at Moritz, but the Divided Community Project wasn’t quite ready. Today—in the first of a series posts about the project—The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s … Continue reading Announcing the Divided Community Project at Moritz – Part 1
I am excited to announce that Professor Nancy Rogers won the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution’s Outstanding Professional Article Award for her recently published piece, When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene Collaboratively, 30 Ohio St. Journal on D.R. 173 (2015). (on Westlaw and SSRN). Nancy wrote this article after giving … Continue reading Moritz College of Law’s Nancy Rogers Wins CPR Professional Article Award
In a rare win for consumers, the Fourth Circuit decided that an arbitration agreement that precluded the arbitrator from applying federal or state law to decide disputes arising under the parties’ loan agreement was unenforceable because it precluded application of law. Read Lise Gelernter’s analysis posted on Workplace Prof Blog: http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/2016/02/4th-circuit-on-an-extreme-arbitration-waiver-case.html Hat tip to Rick … Continue reading Interesting Fourth Circuit Decision Precludes Consumer from Waiving Rights Under Federal Law