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What Is Arbitration?

Arbitration is the adjudication of a claim which is less formal than litigation in court. It is a streamlined legal procedure. The arbitrator is usually an individual or a tribunal selected by the parties involved or by a neutral party. Arbitration is, most often used for the resolution of disputes between businesses or between a business and its customers.

Unlike mediation, an impartial, knowledgeable third party is empowered to make decisions during the proceedings. During a mediation, the mediator has no authority to issue binding decisions. Arbitration is also sometimes used to scare debtors into paying up. And it is also commonly used in labor relations to resolve grievances.

The Employee Free Choice Act allows the use of arbitration to create a contract when the parties cannot do so themselves. Arbitration is often encouraged over traditional court litigation because arbitration generally results in faster resolution and usually is less expensive than litigation. In addition, arbitration results are private and can only be made public with the consent of the parties involved. Arbitration is well-established and widely used. It is one of several types of alternative dispute resolution.

 

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U.S. News World Report Uber Wins US Court Appeal to Push Price Fixing Case to Arbitration U.S. News World Report In a 3 0 decision, the appeals court also said the passenger, Spencer Meyer, agreed to arbitrate his own claims, but could try to show Uber waived its right to arbitration by actively fighting him in court. Brian Feldman, a lawyer for Meyer, in a Uber Scores 2nd Circ. Win In Price Fix Arbitration DisputeLaw360 subscription Uber wins ruling allowing it to keep customers from suing in courtThe Hill Uber avoids costly price fixing court fight in legal triumph for Silicon Valley tech companiesThe Independent Yahoo Finance all 10 news articles raquo

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New Jersey Law Journal Dancer39s Statutory Claim Against Club Not Subject to Arbitration New Jersey Law Journal The court said in a published decision Thursday that an arbitration clause in a signed employment contract does not govern statutory wage and hour claims. The court reached its conclusion based on a finding that Moon v. Breathless resembles two New and more raquo

BREAKING: Uber Scores 2nd Circ. Win In PriceFix Arbitration Dispute Law360 S...
Insurance Journal BREAKING: Uber Scores 2nd Circ. Win In Price Fix Arbitration Dispute Law360 subscription Law360, Fort Wayne August 17, 2017, 10:49 AM EDT The Second Circuit on Thursday threw out a decision by U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff that Uber could not force a customer to arbitrate price fixing accusations against the company, saying rider Court Upholds Uber Forced Arbitration, Ban on Customer LawsuitsInsurance Journal Uber Wins Ruling in Bid to Keep Price Fix Suit Out of CourtBloomberg Former Uber CEO says investor lawsuit a 39public and personal attack39ETAuto.com IEEE Spectrum all 68 news articles raquo

Judge Calls For Arbitration In Diamondbacks Lawsuit Over Stadium ESPN
ESPN Judge calls for arbitration in Diamondbacks lawsuit over stadium ESPN Superior Court Judge Karen Mullins39 ruling released Thursday says the Diamondbacks39 agreement for use of the county owned stadium requires that the sides use arbitration to settle their differences. The Diamondbacks sued the county Stadium District in Judge: D backs Must Honor Contract, Go to Arbitration in Chase Field DisputePhoenix New Times Chase Field dispute between D backs, county heading to arbitrationKTAR.com Judge sends Chase Field fight between Diamondbacks, county to arbitrationPhoenix Business Journal Paradise Valley Independent AZFamily all 14 news articles raquo

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Grammar May Send AbbVie Novartis IP Row To Arbitration Law360 subscription Law360, San Francisco August 17, 2017, 9:50 PM EDT A California federal judge said Thursday he was likely to send AbbVie Inc.39s suit seeking to nix Novartis39 hepatitis C patents to arbitration, saying a licensing agreement between the companies and more raquo

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