Contingent fees for non-binding arbitrators?

Contingent fees for non-binding arbitrators? or What’s good for the goose… Many court systems have adopted a form of mandatory arbitration for certain categories of cases. Though the details vary by jurisdiction, the basic structure is this: Parties file a lawsuit, and are directed to non-binding arbitration in advance of (or in lieu of) trial. … Continue reading Contingent fees for non-binding arbitrators?

Carrie Menkel-Meadow Visits Marquette

Carrie Menkel-Meadow is visiting Marquette yesterday and today as our Boden Professor. She gave a fabulous lecture last night on Cultural Variations on Restorative Justice: Case Studies of Chile, Argentina & China based on her travels in the last year. I’ll post more next week on the substance of her talk! Andrea Schneider

The Relationship Between Justice and Status in Dispute Resolution

For the past several years, I’ve been mulling through the implications of procedural justice in mediation and other forms of dispute resolution.  Procedural justice is, simply enough, the justice of the procedures used to make decisions and resolve disputes.  Researchers “discovered” procedural justice in the 1970s, as the American administrative state experimented with ways to … Continue reading The Relationship Between Justice and Status in Dispute Resolution

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Case Addressing Whether Parties May Agree to Expand Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards

On November 7, 2007, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Hall St. Assocs. LLC v. Mattel, Inc. 196 F. App’x (9th Cir. 2006), cert. granted, 127 S.Ct. 2875 (May 29, 2007) (online merits brief at http://www.abanet.org/publiced/preview/briefs/nov07.shtml#hallstreet).  This case will finally address whether parties may agree to expand judicial review of arbitration awards.  The federal … Continue reading Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Case Addressing Whether Parties May Agree to Expand Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards