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How Will Lawyering And Mediation Practices Transform Each Other?, John M. Lande Jul 1997

How Will Lawyering And Mediation Practices Transform Each Other?, John M. Lande

Faculty Publications

This article sketches out some aspects of both lawyering and mediation practice that may be affected by development of a litimediation culture. Part II examines the growth of the private market for mediation and an accompanying specialization of mediation practice. These changes seem likely to require mediators to develop market niches with identifiable characteristics of their mediation practices. Simultaneously, lawyers, as regular buyers of mediation services, will be expected to recognize and make decisions based on significant distinctions between mediation providers.


Recent Developments: The Uniform Arbitration Act, Patrick Fanning, Diana; Farr, Matthew S. Mcbride, Jared Wayne Jul 1997

Recent Developments: The Uniform Arbitration Act, Patrick Fanning, Diana; Farr, Matthew S. Mcbride, Jared Wayne

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Article is an overview of recent court decisions that interpret state versions of the Uniform Arbitration Act ("U.A.A."). Arbitration statutes patterned after the U.A.A. have been adopted by thirty-four states and the District of Columbia. The goal of this project is to promote uniformity in the interpretation of the U.A.A. by analyzing the various underlying policies and rationales of recent court decisions interpreting the U.A.A.


Continuing The Downward Spiral For Unions - Carpenters V. Zcon Builders, Jeffery W. Fields Jul 1997

Continuing The Downward Spiral For Unions - Carpenters V. Zcon Builders, Jeffery W. Fields

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Since their inception during the post-war years, collective bargaining agreements have been the primary method used by unions to get employers to deal with issues of importance to their labor force. However, the past few decades have seen a rapid decline in union membership as well as union effectiveness. 3 This casenote will look at whether or not the instant decision, Zcon, will be a contributing factor in the continuing downward spiral for unions.


Rethinking Appeal Of Arbitrability Decisions: When To Review That Which Long Process Could Not Arbitrate - F.C. Schaffer & (And) Associates, Inc. V. Demech Contractors, Ltd., Brian T. Mccartney Jul 1997

Rethinking Appeal Of Arbitrability Decisions: When To Review That Which Long Process Could Not Arbitrate - F.C. Schaffer & (And) Associates, Inc. V. Demech Contractors, Ltd., Brian T. Mccartney

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Note will proceed in five sections. Section II will set forth the factual framework of the Schaffer case and the holding of the Fifth Circuit Section III will briefly examine the legal background behind the appeal of arbitrability rulings.9 Section IV will explore the analysis and decision of the Fifth Circuit in Schaffer.0 Finally, Section V will comment on the Schaffer court's holding and discuss its policy implications. This Note will conclude that 9 U.S.C. section 16 must be carefully examined and refined in order to meet the policy goals of arbitration.


Arbitration Agreements: Standard Of Review, Interpretation And Who Is Bound - Kenamerican Resources, Inc. V. International Union, United Mine Workers Of America, Shea Welch Jul 1997

Arbitration Agreements: Standard Of Review, Interpretation And Who Is Bound - Kenamerican Resources, Inc. V. International Union, United Mine Workers Of America, Shea Welch

Journal of Dispute Resolution

In KenAmerican Resources, Inc. v. International Union, United Mine Workers of America, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found that a corporation which did not sign an arbitration agreement entered into by an individual who owned both that company, KenAmerican Resources, Inc., and the company that was clearly bound to the arbitration agreement, Ohio Valley Resources, Inc., was not bound by the arbitration agreement. 2 This was because the agent who signed the agreement, Robert Murray, was not acting on KenAmerican's behalf.3


Arbitration: Shaffer V. Jeffery: The Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects The Separability Doctrine And Takes A Step Back In The Enforcement Of Arbitration Clauses Under Oklahoma Law, John Douglas Stiner Jan 1997

Arbitration: Shaffer V. Jeffery: The Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects The Separability Doctrine And Takes A Step Back In The Enforcement Of Arbitration Clauses Under Oklahoma Law, John Douglas Stiner

Oklahoma Law Review

No abstract provided.


Gateway Widens Doorway To Imposing Unfair Binding Arbitration On Consumers, Jean R. Sternlight Jan 1997

Gateway Widens Doorway To Imposing Unfair Binding Arbitration On Consumers, Jean R. Sternlight

Scholarly Works

Hill v. Gateway, is but the most extreme example of a series of court decisions that allow large companies to impose potentially unfair binding arbitration agreements on unwitting consumers. The outcome in Gateway, however, is questionable on federal statutory, common law, and constitutional grounds.


Arbitration: Kentucky Courts Should Not Liberally Vacate Awards--Carrs Fork V. Kodak Mining, William G. Fowler Ii Jan 1997

Arbitration: Kentucky Courts Should Not Liberally Vacate Awards--Carrs Fork V. Kodak Mining, William G. Fowler Ii

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Appeals Of Orders Compelling Arbitration In Embedded Proceedings Must Wait - Altman Nursing, Inc. V. Clay Capital Corp., Carla Kemp Jan 1997

Appeals Of Orders Compelling Arbitration In Embedded Proceedings Must Wait - Altman Nursing, Inc. V. Clay Capital Corp., Carla Kemp

Journal of Dispute Resolution

The enactment of § 16 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) afforded courts with specific guidelines to follow in determining whether an order dealing with the arbitrability of a dispute is appealable. One issue, however, was not settled by the language of this statute. Altman Nursing, Inc. v. Clay Capital Corp. addresses this unresolved issue of whether an order compelling arbitration in the context of an embedded claim can be classified as final and immediately appealable


Contracting For Judicial Review Of Arbitration Awards: Can An Errors Of Law Clause Provide Two Bites Of The Apple - Gateway Technologies, Inc. V. Mci Telecommunications Corp., Brian T. Mccartney Jan 1997

Contracting For Judicial Review Of Arbitration Awards: Can An Errors Of Law Clause Provide Two Bites Of The Apple - Gateway Technologies, Inc. V. Mci Telecommunications Corp., Brian T. Mccartney

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Note will proceed in five sections. Section II will set forth the factual framework of the Gateway case and the holding of the Fifth Circuit. Section III will briefly examine the legal background behind the standard of review for arbitration awards. Section IV will explore the analysis and decision of the Fifth Circuit in Gateway. Finally, section V will comment on the Gateway court's holding and discuss its policy implications. This Note will conclude that arbitration agreements which purport to provide judicial review for "errors of law" violate separation of powers and the public policy which underlies arbitration. Consequently, …


The Law Of Arbitration, Theodore J. St. Antoine Jan 1997

The Law Of Arbitration, Theodore J. St. Antoine

Book Chapters

The law did not look kindly on arbitration in its infancy. As a process by which two or more parties could agree to have an impartial outsider resolve a dispute between them, arbitration was seen as a usurpation of the judiciary' sown functions, as an attempt to "oust the courts of jurisdiction." That was the English view, and American courts were similarly hostile. They would not order specific performance of an executory (unperformed) agreement to arbitrate, nor grant more than nominal damages for the usual breach. Only an arbitral award actually issued was enforceable at common law. All this began …


Rethinking The Constitutionality Of The Supreme Court's Preference For Binding Arbitration: A Fresh Assessment Of Jury Trial, Separation Of Powers, And Due Process Concerns, Jean R. Sternlight Jan 1997

Rethinking The Constitutionality Of The Supreme Court's Preference For Binding Arbitration: A Fresh Assessment Of Jury Trial, Separation Of Powers, And Due Process Concerns, Jean R. Sternlight

Scholarly Works

Courts and commentators have typically assumed that binding arbitration is both private and consensual, and that it therefore raises no constitutional concerns. This Article challenges both assumptions and goes on to consider arguments that arbitration agreements may unconstitutionally deprive persons of their right to a jury trial, to a judge, and to due process of law. The author argues first that courts' interpretation of seemingly private arbitration agreements may often give rise to "state action," particularly where courts have used a "preference favoring arbitration over litigation" to construe a contract in a non-neutral fashion. The author next draws on the …