Category Archives: General

Coben and Welsh Want Your Favorite Number

Jim Coben, on behalf of himself and Nancy Welsh, is circulating the following request. Dear Colleagues: I write to appeal to the “hive-mind” on behalf of the Dispute Resolution Magazine.  In the upcoming fall issue, we are planning to include a “numbers” teaser box.  More specifically, it’s an opportunity to feature interesting statistics and/or other … Continue reading Coben and Welsh Want Your Favorite Number

Blankley on Arbitration Preemption

Kristen Blankley‘s recent Florida Law Review article on “Impact Preemption” is worth a read.  She goes one step beyond the by-now-well-trodden ground of critiquing the bases for recent Supreme Court arbitration jurisprudence on preemption.  Instead, tracing back to the Concepcion case, she suggests that the combination of recent Supreme Court cases has gone beyond field preemption … Continue reading Blankley on Arbitration Preemption

The Next California Arbitration Case to Go to the Supreme Court?

The LA Times is reporting that Uber has lost its bid for arbitration in a suit brought by its drivers.  According to the article, a federal judge in San Francisco found that the arbitration clauses in the 2013 and 2014 Uber contracts with its drivers unenforceable because they  “are both procedurally and substantively unconscionable.”  The … Continue reading The Next California Arbitration Case to Go to the Supreme Court?