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Take It Or Leave It: Unconscionability Of Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements In The Securities Industry, William Alan Nelson II 2015 SelectedWorks

Take It Or Leave It: Unconscionability Of Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements In The Securities Industry, William Alan Nelson Ii

William Alan Nelson II

The pervasive use of mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements in the securities industry is a relatively new phenomenon. However, research reflects that an overwhelming majority of retail brokerage and investment advisory agreements include language requiring that all disputes between the customer and the broker-dealer / investment adviser be resolved through arbitration – most often with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution. Thus, only in rare instances can an investor open either a brokerage or investment advisory account without agreeing to submit to mandatory pre-dispute arbitration.

The enclosed article is the first to focus on the fairness of mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements through ...


Harmonizing Third-Party Litigation Funding Regulation, Victoria A. Shannon 2015 Washington and Lee University School of Law

Harmonizing Third-Party Litigation Funding Regulation, Victoria A. Shannon

Victoria Shannon

Third-party litigation funding is no longer a new phenomenon, but rather is a mainstay in global commerce and dispute resolution. Yet, many observers still consider the third-party litigation funding industry as a "wild west" due to a lack of regulation in many countries. Some of the countries that have regulations suffer from a lack of uniformity and an array of conflicting laws at the sub-national level (i.e., the laws of states, provinces, territories, etc.). For example, the United States has a confusing patchwork of state laws on third-party litigation funding. This article proposes harmonizing the regulatory framework for third-party ...


General Discussion, Third Comparative Labor Law Roundtable 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

General Discussion, Third Comparative Labor Law Roundtable

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Sexual Harassment And Labor Arbitration, Susan A. Fitzgibbon 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Sexual Harassment And Labor Arbitration, Susan A. Fitzgibbon

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Just When You Thought You Were Finished! A Mediator's View Of Bock V. Hansen, Charles Ferguson 2014 SelectedWorks

Just When You Thought You Were Finished! A Mediator's View Of Bock V. Hansen, Charles Ferguson

Charles Ferguson

In what should have been an ordinary coverage dispute the California First District Court of Appeal in Bock v. Hansen, 225 Cal. App. 4th 215 (2014) has attracted considerable commentary by authorizing the plaintiff husband and wife to sue an individual employee of their home insurer for negligently misstating certain provisions of their policy to them while adjusting their claim. Mostly overlooked in the ensuing discussions of the case has been the fact that the case was settled before the decision was issued. Here the mediator analyzes why it would have been prudent for the court to wait for a ...


The North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta): Good For Jobs, For The Environment, And For America, Thomas J. Schoenbaum 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta): Good For Jobs, For The Environment, And For America, Thomas J. Schoenbaum

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Pacific War, Continued: Denationalizing International Law In The Senkaku/Diaoyu Island Dispute, Joseph Jackson Harris 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Pacific War, Continued: Denationalizing International Law In The Senkaku/Diaoyu Island Dispute, Joseph Jackson Harris

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Distant Island Problem: The Arbitration On The Delimitation Of The Maritime Zones Around The French Collectivite Teritoriale Of Saint-Pierre-And-Miquelon, Merritt R. Blakeslee 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Distant Island Problem: The Arbitration On The Delimitation Of The Maritime Zones Around The French Collectivite Teritoriale Of Saint-Pierre-And-Miquelon, Merritt R. Blakeslee

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Empirical Analysis Of Legal Theory, Geoffrey P. Miller 2014 NELLCO

Empirical Analysis Of Legal Theory, Geoffrey P. Miller

New York University Law and Economics Working Papers

Empirical analysis of dispute resolution terms in commercial contracts provides information about theoretical issues in contract law. These clauses are adopted at a time when the parties share an interest in maximizing the value of the contract. The analyst can examine the pattern of contracting behavior and infer that the choices made by sophisticated parties will tend to represent efficient arrangements.


The Internet Is The New Public Forum: Why Riley V. California Supports Net Neutrality, Adam Lamparello 2014 SelectedWorks

The Internet Is The New Public Forum: Why Riley V. California Supports Net Neutrality, Adam Lamparello

Adam Lamparello

Technology has ushered civil liberties into the virtual world, and the law must adapt by providing legal protections to individuals who speak, assemble, and associate in that world. The original purposes of the First Amendment, which from time immemorial have protected civil liberties and preserved the free, open, and robust exchange of information, support net neutrality. After all, laws or practices that violate cherished freedoms in the physical world also violate those freedoms in the virtual world. The battle over net neutrality is “is absolutely the First Amendment issue of our time,” just as warrantless searches of cell phones were ...


Houson Putnam Lowry, Critical Sourcebook Annotated: International Commercial Law And Arbitration (Little, Brown & Co., Boston; Toronto; London, 1991), Pp. Xxvi + 532, Carol A. Watson 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Houson Putnam Lowry, Critical Sourcebook Annotated: International Commercial Law And Arbitration (Little, Brown & Co., Boston; Toronto; London, 1991), Pp. Xxvi + 532, Carol A. Watson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Enforcement Of Arbitration Agreements: The Severability Doctrine In The International Arena - Republic Of Nicaragua V. Standard Fruit Co., 927 F.2d 469 (9th Cir. 1991)., Jennifer Bagwell 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Enforcement Of Arbitration Agreements: The Severability Doctrine In The International Arena - Republic Of Nicaragua V. Standard Fruit Co., 927 F.2d 469 (9th Cir. 1991)., Jennifer Bagwell

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Growing Role Of Customized Consent In International Commercial Arbitration, Christofer Coakley 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Growing Role Of Customized Consent In International Commercial Arbitration, Christofer Coakley

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Litigation Budget, Jay Tidmarsh 2014 Notre Dame Law School

The Litigation Budget, Jay Tidmarsh

Jay Tidmarsh

Because of fears that litigation is too costly, reduction of litigation expenses has been the touchstone of procedural reform for the past thirty years. In certain circumstances, however, the parties have incentives—both rational and irrational—to spend more on a lawsuit than the social benefits that the case provides. Present and proposed reform efforts do not adequately address these incentives, and in some instances exacerbate the parties’ incentives to overspend. The best way to ensure that the cost of a lawsuit does not exceed the benefits that it provides to the parties and society is to control spending directly ...


How Does The European Union Solve Crises - With Solutions Or By Avoidance? A Study Of The "Mad Cow Disease" Crisis, Salmeh K. Fodor 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

How Does The European Union Solve Crises - With Solutions Or By Avoidance? A Study Of The "Mad Cow Disease" Crisis, Salmeh K. Fodor

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Dispute Settlement Systems Of Wto And Nafta - Analysis And Comparison, Patrick Specht 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Dispute Settlement Systems Of Wto And Nafta - Analysis And Comparison, Patrick Specht

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Issuance Of Interim Measures In International Disputes: A Proposal Requiring A Reasonable Possibility Of Success On The Underlying Merits, Jarrod Wong 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Issuance Of Interim Measures In International Disputes: A Proposal Requiring A Reasonable Possibility Of Success On The Underlying Merits, Jarrod Wong

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review: “The Good Lawyer: Seeking Quality In The Practice Of Law”, Linda H. Edwards 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Book Review: “The Good Lawyer: Seeking Quality In The Practice Of Law”, Linda H. Edwards

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In their first collaboration, The Happy Lawyer, the writing team of Nancy Levit and Doug Linder tackled a crucially important subject: how to have a happy life in the law. As part of that project, they interviewed more than two hundred lawyers about what makes them happy in their jobs. Levit and Linder noticed that happy lawyers nearly always talked about doing good work. Curious about the connection, the authors turned to recent research in neuroscience and learned, not to their surprise, that a key to a happy life is, indeed, the sense of doing good work. It is our ...


C-Drum News, Fall 2014, 2014 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

C-Drum News, Fall 2014

The C-DRUM News

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The Evolution And Decline Of The Effective-Vindication Doctrine In U.S. Arbitration Law, Okezie Chukwumerije 2014 Pepperdine University

The Evolution And Decline Of The Effective-Vindication Doctrine In U.S. Arbitration Law, Okezie Chukwumerije

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article offers information on the history, significance and role of the effective-vindication doctrine in U.S. arbitration law in promoting access to justice. It analyzes the significance of broad policy implications regarding the interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) by the Court facilitating the arbitration of commercial disputes and protecting the statutory rights of consumers in the context of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Green Tree Financial Corp. v. Randolph.


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