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The Influence Of Arbitrator Background And Representation On Arbitration Outcomes, Stephen Choi, Jill E. Fisch, Adam C. Pritchard 2016 NYU Law School

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

Jill Fisch

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Arbitrator Background And Representation On Arbitration Outcomes, Stephen Choi, Jill E. Fisch, Adam C. Pritchard 2016 NYU Law School

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

Jill Fisch

No abstract provided.


Teaching Corporate Governance Through Shareholder Litigation, Jill E. Fisch 2016 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Teaching Corporate Governance Through Shareholder Litigation, Jill E. Fisch

Jill Fisch

No abstract provided.


Internal Dispute Resolution: The Transformation Of Civil Rights In The Workplace, John M. Lande, Lauren B. Edelman, Howard S. Erlanger 2016 University of Missouri School of Law

Internal Dispute Resolution: The Transformation Of Civil Rights In The Workplace, John M. Lande, Lauren B. Edelman, Howard S. Erlanger

Lauren Edelman

Many employers create internal procedures for the resolution of discrimination complaints. We examine internal complaint handlers' conceptions of civil rights law and the implications of those conceptions for their approach to dispute resolution. Drawing on interview data, we find that complaint handlers tend to subsume legal rights under managerial interests. They construct civil rights law as a diffuse standard of fairness, consistent with general norms of good management. Although they seek to resolve complaints to restore smooth employment relations, they tend to recast discrimination claims as typical managerial problems. While the assimilation of law into the management realm may extend ...


Resolving Intrastate Conflicts Of Laws: The Example Of The Federal Arbitration Act, Andrew D. Bradt 2016 University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

Resolving Intrastate Conflicts Of Laws: The Example Of The Federal Arbitration Act, Andrew D. Bradt

Andrew D. Bradt

Choice-of-law analysis is typically thought of as confined to the multistate setting. This is a mistake. To the contrary, conflicts often appear between statutes of a single state. Unfortunately, courts do not see these cases as “choice-of-law” cases. They see them only as problems of statutory interpretation and ignore conflicts of laws instead of resolving them, either by construing the conflicting statutes independently or applying a canon of construction. Here, I examine the benefits of importing choice-of-law tools—particularly the tools of governmental-interest analysis—into the resolution of intrastate conflicts of laws. When two laws promulgated by the same sovereign ...


Nelson Mandela As Negotiator: What Can We Learn From Him?, Harold I. Abramson 2016 Touro Law Center

Nelson Mandela As Negotiator: What Can We Learn From Him?, Harold I. Abramson

Harold I. Abramson

This article considers how “the greatest negotiator of the twentieth century,” Nelson Mandela, approached negotiating the unbanning of the African National Congress (ANC), the dismantling of apartheid, and his own freedom after twenty-seven years of imprisonment. He employed classically good negotiation practices in the face of intense and violent opposition while confined in prison for life. If he could be successful, why cannot lawyers succeed when facing less daunting disputes?

This article focuses on the period starting in 1985, when Mandela refused an offer to be released if he would condemn violence, until 1990, when President de Klerk gave his ...


Forum Selling And Domain-Name Disputes, Daniel M. Klerman 2016 USC Law School

Forum Selling And Domain-Name Disputes, Daniel M. Klerman

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

The system for resolving domain-name disputes is unique in that it gives the complainant, a trademark owner who claims that a domain name violates its mark, the unilateral ability to choose the arbitration provider. As a result, providers, whether motivated by profit or prestige, have incentives to favor the complainant. Empirical analysis confirms that complainants choose providers who are more likely to decide cases for the trademark owner, rather than based on speed. The domain name-dispute resolution system should be modified to allow both complainant trademark owner and respondent domain-name registrant to strike an equal number of arbitration providers. This ...


Shareholder Protection Reloaded-- Redesigning The Matrix Of Shareholder Claims For Reflective Loss, Julien Chaisse 2016 Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shareholder Protection Reloaded-- Redesigning The Matrix Of Shareholder Claims For Reflective Loss, Julien Chaisse

Julien Chaisse

The role of "reflective losses" is of considerable importance both to national company law and to international investment law. However, as a matter of practice and legal theory, domestic courts and international arbitration tribunals come to contrary conclusions as to whether shareholders can recover the loss of share values caused by wrongs done to the company. international arbitration tribunals tend to allow shareholders to recover loss of share value caused by states' breaches of investment treaties. Domestic courts generally bar such recovery under the "no recovery of reflective loss" principle. This Article provides an exhaustive account of investment awards that ...


Changing The Game: The Effects Of The 2012 Revision Of The Icc Arbitration Rules On The Icc Model Arbitration Clause For Trust Disputes, Colin Connor 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Changing The Game: The Effects Of The 2012 Revision Of The Icc Arbitration Rules On The Icc Model Arbitration Clause For Trust Disputes, Colin Connor

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The United Nations Convention On The Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Arbitral Awards: The First Four Years, A. Jason Mirabito 2016 U.S. Patent Office

The United Nations Convention On The Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Arbitral Awards: The First Four Years, A. Jason Mirabito

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Equity In International Law: Its Growth And Development, S. K. Chattopadhyay 2016 University of London

Equity In International Law: Its Growth And Development, S. K. Chattopadhyay

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Who Has Benefited Financially From Investment Treaty Arbitration? An Evaluation Of The Size And Wealth Of Claimants, Gus Van Harten 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Who Has Benefited Financially From Investment Treaty Arbitration? An Evaluation Of The Size And Wealth Of Claimants, Gus Van Harten

Gus Van Harten

We collected data on the size and wealth of the foreign investors that have brought claims and received compensation due to ISDS. Our main findings are that the beneficiaries of ISDS, in the aggregate, have overwhelmingly been companies with more than USD1 billion in annual revenue – especially extra-large companies with more than USD10 billion – and individuals with more than USD100 million in net wealth. ISDS has produced monetary benefits primarily for those companies or individuals at the expense of respondent states. Incidentally, we also found that extra-large companies’ success rates in ISDS, especially at the merits stage, exceeded by a ...


Foreign Investor Protection And Climate Action: A New Price Tag For Urgent Policies, Gus Van Harten 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Foreign Investor Protection And Climate Action: A New Price Tag For Urgent Policies, Gus Van Harten

Gus Van Harten

From a climate perspective, not all investment is equal. Desirable investment in clean energy needs encouragement and protection, while undesirable investment in fossil fuels needs clear policy signals to avoid further investment in destructive activities and stranding more assets. In this paper, evidence is presented on how foreign investor protection provisions in trade and investment agreements tilt the playing field in favor of entrenched incumbents and against urgent action on climate; on the potential for a massive expansion of investor-state litigation and risks to climate policy in proposed trade deals; and on key flaws in recent European Commission proposals to ...


Forum Selling, Daniel M. Klerman, Greg Reilly 2016 USC Law School

Forum Selling, Daniel M. Klerman, Greg Reilly

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

Forum shopping is problematic because it may lead to forum selling. For diverse motives, including prestige, local benefits, or re-election, some judges want to hear more cases. When plaintiffs have wide choice of forum, such judges have incentives to make the law more pro-plaintiff, because plaintiffs choose the court. While only a few judges may be motivated to attract more cases, their actions can have large effects, because their courts will attract a disproportionate share of cases. For example, judges in the Eastern District of Texas have distorted the rules and practices relating to case assignment, joinder, discovery, transfer, and ...


Foreign Nation Judgments - If State Law Provides For The Enforceability Of Foreign Judgments, The Judgment Is Enforceable Without Determination Of Whether The Arbitration Award On Which It Is Based Is Independently Enforceable Under The Convention On The Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Arbitral Awards, John W. Kindt 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Foreign Nation Judgments - If State Law Provides For The Enforceability Of Foreign Judgments, The Judgment Is Enforceable Without Determination Of Whether The Arbitration Award On Which It Is Based Is Independently Enforceable Under The Convention On The Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Arbitral Awards, John W. Kindt

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Contracts - Arbitration Agreement - An Arbitration Agreement In An International Contract Is To Be Given Full Effect By Federal Courts Except Where Public Policy Or Equity Dictate Otherwise, James D. Dunham, J. S. Schuster 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Contracts - Arbitration Agreement - An Arbitration Agreement In An International Contract Is To Be Given Full Effect By Federal Courts Except Where Public Policy Or Equity Dictate Otherwise, James D. Dunham, J. S. Schuster

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Colloquium On Certain Legal Aspects Of Inter-American Cooperation: Establishment Of Mechanisms For The Settlement Of Economic Disputes; Views In The Americas On Basic Questions Relating To The Law Of The Sea, Gabriel M. Wilner, Michael A. Robison, Dr. Enrique E. Bledel, Dr. José J. Caicedo Perdomo, A. A. Fatuoros, Dale Furnish, David A. Gantz, Dr. F. V. García-Amador, Moorhead C. Kennedy, Dr. C. Luppinacci, Dr. Valerie T. McComie, Dr. Alfodo Molina Orantes, Francisco Orrego Vicuña, José Pagés, Seymour Rubin, Dean Rusk 2016 University of Georgia

Colloquium On Certain Legal Aspects Of Inter-American Cooperation: Establishment Of Mechanisms For The Settlement Of Economic Disputes; Views In The Americas On Basic Questions Relating To The Law Of The Sea, Gabriel M. Wilner, Michael A. Robison, Dr. Enrique E. Bledel, Dr. José J. Caicedo Perdomo, A. A. Fatuoros, Dale Furnish, David A. Gantz, Dr. F. V. García-Amador, Moorhead C. Kennedy, Dr. C. Luppinacci, Dr. Valerie T. Mccomie, Dr. Alfodo Molina Orantes, Francisco Orrego Vicuña, José Pagés, Seymour Rubin, Dean Rusk

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Tort Reform: Blocking The Courthouse Door And Denying Access To Justice, Joanne Doroshow 2016 New York Law School

Tort Reform: Blocking The Courthouse Door And Denying Access To Justice, Joanne Doroshow

Impact Center for Public Interest Law

No abstract provided.


Does Rigorously Enforcing Arbitration Agreements Promote “Autonomy”?, Hiro N. Aragaki 2016 Loyola Law School

Does Rigorously Enforcing Arbitration Agreements Promote “Autonomy”?, Hiro N. Aragaki

Indiana Law Journal

In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has helped transform arbitration law into a radical private-ordering regime in which freedom of contract has come to eclipse public regulation. Arbitration jurisprudence justifies this transformation in part on a profound and longstanding commitment to the ideal of individual autonomy, understood as the freedom—lacking in litigation—to select a disputing process best suited to one’s needs.

In this Article, I question the cogency of this justification. I argue, first, that autonomy has had different and sometimes conflicting meanings even within arbitration jurisprudence. Second, depending on the meaning one ascribes to ...


Trading With Socialist Partners, Josef Rohlik 2016 Saint Louis University

Trading With Socialist Partners, Josef Rohlik

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


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