Supreme Court grants arbitrators more power
Since Section 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act states that such clauses are “valid, irrevocable, and enforceable” without mentioning the validity of the agreement as a whole, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a challenge to the whole agreement must be decided by the arbitrator.
Third-party discovery in arbitrations
Should parties be free to spell out the procedures they will abide by? Or should third-party discovery be eliminated altogether so that arbitration is faster and less costly? The Seventh Circuit has so far been split on the issue.
Time to make a difference
Law Day 2011 provides an ideal vehicle to re-emphasize the efforts and commitment of our profession to making this a better world. Check the next issue of this newsletter for details on how to get involved.