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Dick Woodson's Revenge: The Evolution Of Salary Arbitration In Major League Baseball, Edward Silverman Dec 2014

Dick Woodson's Revenge: The Evolution Of Salary Arbitration In Major League Baseball, Edward Silverman

Pepperdine Law Review

This paper examines the evolution of salary arbitration in professional baseball through the lens of the original 1974 Dick Woodson salary arbitration. Part II discusses the general development of labor relations in professional baseball, with an emphasis on how and why salary arbitration came to be implemented. Part III focuses specifically on Dick Woodson’s salary arbitration and how that experience shaped the immediate evolution of the practice and informed the current state of affairs in Major League Baseball (“MLB”). Part IV discusses MLB’s salary arbitration rules and how the process actually works. Part V addresses prevailing criticisms of ...


Enforceability Of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses For Shareholder-Corporation Disputes, Garry D. Hartlieb Dec 2014

Enforceability Of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses For Shareholder-Corporation Disputes, Garry D. Hartlieb

Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review

Investor litigation is an increasingly vexatious field of law. Nearly every time a significant change of control or corporate ownership occurs, plaintiffs’ attorneys file standardized complaints to set in motion class action suits. Ultimately, the settlements shareholders receive fail to achieve the practical effects that parties on both sides desire. Shareholders may receive pennies on the dollar of what they allege was lost by corporate wrongdoing, and, in some cases, shareholders may not receive monetary recovery as the settlement requires only that the corporation to make changes to its governing documents. These suits distract directors and management from the core ...


Class Actions Suits Vs. Arbitration Clause (Mexico), Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther Nov 2014

Class Actions Suits Vs. Arbitration Clause (Mexico), Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther

Jorge E De Hoyos Walther

On September 24, 2014, the Mexican Supreme Court (SCJN) issued a landmark decision in the world of arbitration and class action suits. In summary, SCJN upheld that it is possible to file a class action suit, even though an arbitration clause is included in the agreement that governs the business relationship


Mlb Calendar 2014-2015, Edmund P. Edmonds Nov 2014

Mlb Calendar 2014-2015, Edmund P. Edmonds

MLB Calendars

No abstract provided.


Unaffordable Justice: The High Cost Of Mandatory Employment Arbitration For The Average Worker, Lisa A. Nagele-Piazza Oct 2014

Unaffordable Justice: The High Cost Of Mandatory Employment Arbitration For The Average Worker, Lisa A. Nagele-Piazza

University of Miami Business Law Review

Although the use of arbitration provisions in collective bargaining agreements and executive employment contracts serve a beneficial purpose for workers and employers alike, the growing use of mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration agreements in non-unionized employment settings stands as an obstacle for employees to vindicate their statutorily prescribed civil rights. In particular, by forcing workers to share in the unique costs of arbitration, employees may be deterred from bringing otherwise meritorious claims. Given the federal policy favoring arbitration, and in the absence of legislation banning mandatory employment arbitration agreements, it is essential for arbitration service providers and drafters of arbitration clauses to ...


The Cohasset Marshlands Dispute: International Arbitration In Colonial New England, William Park Oct 2014

The Cohasset Marshlands Dispute: International Arbitration In Colonial New England, William Park

Faculty Scholarship

One of the earliest international arbitrations in the Americas arose from rival claims to hayfields contested between two groups of religious dissidents. The dispute resolution process which unfolded in 1640 between the Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies takes special significance as an epochal step toward the robust cross-border cooperation that ultimately united thirteen disparate colonies into a single nation.


The Influence Of Arbitrator Background And Representation On Arbitration Outcomes, Adam C. Pritchard, Stephen J. Choi, Jill E. Fisch Oct 2014

The Influence Of Arbitrator Background And Representation On Arbitration Outcomes, Adam C. Pritchard, Stephen J. Choi, Jill E. Fisch

Articles

We study the role of arbitrator background in securities arbitration. We find that several aspects of arbitrator background are correlated with arbitration outcomes. Specifically, industry experience, prior experience as a regulator, and status as a professional or retired arbitrator are correlated with statistically significant differences in arbitration awards. The impact of these characteristics is affected by whether the arbitrator in question serves as the panel chair and by whether the parties to the arbitration are represented by counsel. Our findings offer some preliminary insights into the debate over possible arbitrator bias. On the one hand, they suggest that the party ...


Valuation Standards For Calculating Icsid Awards, Jason Pan Sep 2014

Valuation Standards For Calculating Icsid Awards, Jason Pan

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article offers information on the history, development and significance of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and its approach to award valuation. It analyzes the challenges of implementing the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) valuation standards for calculation of awards during ICSID arbitrations for valuation of property.


Growing Pains And Coming-Of-Age: The State Of International Arbitration In India, Jory Canfield Sep 2014

Growing Pains And Coming-Of-Age: The State Of International Arbitration In India, Jory Canfield

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

The article offers information on the history, development and significance of international arbitration in India. It analyzes the decision of the Indian Supreme Court in the case of Bharat Aluminium Co. v. Kaiser Aluminium Technical Services Inc., which marks the era of major changes in Indian law regarding international arbitration. It mentions that development of Indian arbitration law enhances global standards and attitudes toward international dispute resolution in India.


Flights Of Fancy And Fights Of Fury: Arbitration And Adjudication Of Commercial And Political Disputes In International Aviation, Paul S. Dempsey Sep 2014

Flights Of Fancy And Fights Of Fury: Arbitration And Adjudication Of Commercial And Political Disputes In International Aviation, Paul S. Dempsey

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Divorce Involving Domestic Violence: Is Med-Arb Likely To Be The Solution?, Dafna Lavi Sep 2014

Divorce Involving Domestic Violence: Is Med-Arb Likely To Be The Solution?, Dafna Lavi

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

After an introduction in chapter one, the second chapter of this article presents statistics regarding the phenomenon of domestic violence and presents the definition of “violence” (with its attendant difficulties). The third chapter presents the existing problems regarding the judicial handling of divorce cases in general and those involving violence in particular. The fourth chapter analyzes the academic discourse regarding the issue of mediation of divorce cases involving violence (the position of the proponents and the opponents, as well as the problems of the current situation). The fifth chapter proposes med-arb as addressing the issue of divorce mediation in the ...


Uniform Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Answer To Preventing Unscrupulous Agent Activity, Scott Kestenbaum Sep 2014

Uniform Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Answer To Preventing Unscrupulous Agent Activity, Scott Kestenbaum

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This Note addresses whether there should be an arbitration and mediation section added to both the Uniform Athlete Agent Act (UAAA), and Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act (SPARTA) to establish a uniform dispute resolution process for dealing with unscrupulous acts of athlete agents. This issue is distinctive because while all four professional sports leagues’ players associations have specific arbitration procedures in their athlete agent regulations, the two statutes governing athlete agent conduct do not adopt a uniform policy relating to arbitration procedures. This Note addresses the prior history of state and federal legislation pertaining to an athlete agent, including ...


Employment Arbitration Reform: Preserving The Right To Class Proceedings In Workplace Disputes, Javier J. Castro Sep 2014

Employment Arbitration Reform: Preserving The Right To Class Proceedings In Workplace Disputes, Javier J. Castro

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

The recent judicial enforcement of class waivers in arbitration agreements has generated ample debate over the exact reach of these decisions and their effects on the future of collective action for consumers and employees. In AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court majority held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempted state laws prohibiting companies from incorporating class action waivers into arbitration agreements. The Court upheld such waivers on the grounds that they are consistent with the language and underlying purpose of the FAA. Most courts across the country have since reinforced the strong federal ...


Final Offer Arbitration, Harold I. Abramson Jul 2014

Final Offer Arbitration, Harold I. Abramson

Harold I. Abramson

No abstract provided.


Employment Arbitration At The Crossroads: An Assessment And Call For Action, Stephen L. Hayford, Jamie Darin Prenkert, Anjanette H. Raymond Jul 2014

Employment Arbitration At The Crossroads: An Assessment And Call For Action, Stephen L. Hayford, Jamie Darin Prenkert, Anjanette H. Raymond

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Arbitration agreements must be on equal footing with all types of contracts. This stark reality demands that the various stakeholders in the arbitration community converge in the interest of designing and institutionalizing arbitration mechanics and processes that, as a start, exceed the minimum requirements to avoid arguments of substantive unconscionability and, more broadly, provide the fair, just, and accountable alternative dispute resolution system the FAA and the U.S. Supreme Court have indicated it can be. This paper seeks to guide this next stage of the debate by first reviewing the doctrinal developments over the past thirty years that led ...


Concepcion And Mis-Concepcion: Why Unconscionability Survives The Supreme Court's Arbitration Jurisprudence, Richard Frankel Jul 2014

Concepcion And Mis-Concepcion: Why Unconscionability Survives The Supreme Court's Arbitration Jurisprudence, Richard Frankel

Journal of Dispute Resolution

States have long relied on the doctrines of unconscionability and public policy to protect individuals against unfair terms in mandatory arbitration provisions. The Supreme Court recently struck a blow to such efforts in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion and American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant. In those two cases, the Court established that a challenge to the enforceability of unfairly one-sided arbitration clauses is preempted if it would interfere with "fundamental attributes of arbitration." Several commentators have argued that these decisions will dramatically alter the arbitration landscape, by wiping away virtually any contract defense to the validity of ...


Europe's Role In Alternative Dispute Resolution: Off To A Good Start?, Maud Piers Jul 2014

Europe's Role In Alternative Dispute Resolution: Off To A Good Start?, Maud Piers

Journal of Dispute Resolution

ADR has become a topical issue in contemporary European procedural private law. Over the past fifteen years, European lawmakers have displayed particular interest in extra-judicial dispute resolution methods as part of a broader effort to promote better access to justice. For example, Directive 2008/52 sets out a framework for the use of mediation in cross-border disputes on civil and commercial matters. The European Commission's influential Recommendations 98/257 and 2001/310, which respectively deal with out-of-court dispute settlements and consensual dispute mechanisms, constitute a starting point for constructing a new approach to ADR. In March of 2013, the ...


Plurality Influence: Reed Elsevier And The Precedential Value Of Bazzle On Class Arbitrability, Kevin P. Sack Jul 2014

Plurality Influence: Reed Elsevier And The Precedential Value Of Bazzle On Class Arbitrability, Kevin P. Sack

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Class arbitration is a tricky process to navigate as it introduces more parties, higher stakes, and more procedures than typical bilateral arbitration. Because class arbitration is more complex, the determination as to whether an arbitration agreement authorizes class arbitration (class arbitrability) is an important one, and the entity that makes the class determination should be knowledgeable about class procedures in order to be suited to make such an important finding. In Reed Elsevier, Inc. ex rel. LexisNexis Div. v. Crockett, the Sixth Circuit held that the determination of class arbitrability should be presumptively reserved to judicial courts, not arbitrators, unless ...


Imposing Injustice: The Prospect Of Mandatory Arbitration For Guestworkers, Annie Smith Jun 2014

Imposing Injustice: The Prospect Of Mandatory Arbitration For Guestworkers, Annie Smith

Annie Smith

Legislators and employers have taken steps in recent years to expand guestworker visa programs, programs that allow employers to recruit and hire foreign workers to temporarily labor in the United States. At the same time, there have been efforts to reduce the role of public law in guestworkers’ lives and limit their access to courts. Some legislators proposing reforms to guestworker visa programs have endorsed employer-led efforts to prevent judicial oversight of guestworkers’ claims and mandate private arbitration instead. Outside of Congress, recent Supreme Court decisions confirm the Court’s broad approval of mandatory arbitration as an acceptable alternative to ...


Justicia Restaurativa Y Mediación Comunitaria. Emergencia De Un Nuevo Paradigma De Impartición De Justicia, Teresa M. G. Da Cunha Lopes, Diana Leticia Serrano Andrés Jun 2014

Justicia Restaurativa Y Mediación Comunitaria. Emergencia De Un Nuevo Paradigma De Impartición De Justicia, Teresa M. G. Da Cunha Lopes, Diana Leticia Serrano Andrés

Teresa M. G. Da Cunha Lopes

Restorative justice is a systemic response to crime that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by the criminal behavior . The new paradigm called "Restorative Justice" has had significant impact, as it meant to be the answer to many victims seeking a prompt impartation of justice , fair and efficient, In addition , the victims to feel heard and participate in the process aimed at healing. The term "Restorative Justice" was first coined in 1977 by Albert Eglash that distinguished three types of criminal justice: retributive, distributive and restorative. In this article we analyze the emergence of a new paradigm, and then move to ...


Sands, John Arbitration Chart, Edmund P. Edmonds Jun 2014

Sands, John Arbitration Chart, Edmund P. Edmonds

Arbitrator Charts

No abstract provided.


Goldberg, Matt Arbitration Chart, Edmund P. Edmonds Jun 2014

Goldberg, Matt Arbitration Chart, Edmund P. Edmonds

Arbitrator Charts

No abstract provided.


Gold, Marlene Arbitration Chart, Edmund P. Edmonds Jun 2014

Gold, Marlene Arbitration Chart, Edmund P. Edmonds

Arbitrator Charts

No abstract provided.


Mlb Team Arbitration Results, Edmund P. Edmonds Jun 2014

Mlb Team Arbitration Results, Edmund P. Edmonds

Team Hearing Charts

No abstract provided.


San Diego Padres Arbitration Hearings Chart, Edmund P. Edmonds Jun 2014

San Diego Padres Arbitration Hearings Chart, Edmund P. Edmonds

Team Hearing Charts

No abstract provided.


Padres Players Arbitration Results, Edmund P. Edmonds Jun 2014

Padres Players Arbitration Results, Edmund P. Edmonds

Team - Player Results

No abstract provided.


Arbitraje Civil Y Mercantil En México, Max Garcia, Jusey Martinez Carrasco Jun 2014

Arbitraje Civil Y Mercantil En México, Max Garcia, Jusey Martinez Carrasco

Max Garcia Sanchez

No abstract provided.


The Essential Role Of Courts For Supporting Innovation, Erin O'Hara O'Connor, Christopher R. Drahozal Jun 2014

The Essential Role Of Courts For Supporting Innovation, Erin O'Hara O'Connor, Christopher R. Drahozal

Scholarly Publications

Commercial parties commonly resolve their disputes in arbitration rather than courts. In fact, some estimate that as many as 90 percent of international commercial contracts opt for arbitration of future disputes, and others claim that some industries never resort to courts. However, a study of arbitration clauses in a wide variety of contracts, including franchise agreements, CEO employment contracts, technology contracts, joint venture agreements and consumer cell phone contracts, reveals that parties very often carve out a right to resort to courts for the resolution of claims designed to protect information, innovation, and reputation. Studies of international and cross-border contracts ...


Stayin’ Alive?: Bg Group, Plc V. Republic Of Argentina And The Vitality Of Host-Country Litigation Requirements In Investment Treaty Arbitration, Stephen R. Halpin Iii Jun 2014

Stayin’ Alive?: Bg Group, Plc V. Republic Of Argentina And The Vitality Of Host-Country Litigation Requirements In Investment Treaty Arbitration, Stephen R. Halpin Iii

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


An Investigation Of The Role Of Wipo Arbitration Rules In Intellectual Property Dispute Resolutions, Hamid Nasseri May 2014

An Investigation Of The Role Of Wipo Arbitration Rules In Intellectual Property Dispute Resolutions, Hamid Nasseri

Hamid Nasseri

Abstract

WIPO arbitration rules which became imperative in 2002 is one of the most comprehensive and professional rules for the settlement of intellectual property disputes. These arbitration rules are the best in settling intellectual property disputes when we take into consideration the significant issues relevant to the procedure of settling intellectual property disputes such as: the possibility of direct access of individuals to arbitration, the speed of arbitration, professionalism, organizational claims, predictions of the likelihood of appeal to alternative approaches, confidentiality of arbitration as well as the arrangement of protection schemes.