Practice Points

Do “Make Whole” Arbitration Awards Allow Offsets?

By Daniel Carr – July 22, 2020 | A court determined the language “make whole for lost wages and benefits” in an arbitration award was not too ambiguous to be enforced and thus the employer could not offset any outside income an employee had earned when it paid him for lost wages.

Motion to Vacate Award Sanctioned

By Mark Kantor – July 15, 2020 | The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama ruled that an award of sanctions was appropriate to "protect arbitration as a remedy."

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Articles

In an Arbitration Agreement, When is a Class Action Not a Class Action?

By John Bickerman – July 8, 2020 | The answer is when it’s a claim for public injunctive relief.

The Future is Now: Videoconferencing in the Era of Covid-19

By John Bickerman – June 4, 2020 | Some tips on how to make videoconferencing work for you and your clients.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

How to Become a Neutral Part II

By Brain Farkas and Theo Chang – July 21, 2020 | In this series on "How to Become a Neutral," the ABA Section of Litigation's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee will interview leading mediators and arbitrators about their career paths and offer guidance to those considering roles as neutrals. In this episode, Brian Farkas (Arent Fox LLP) talks with Theo Chang (ADR Office of Theo Cheng). (22:58 min)

How to Become a Neutral: A Conversation with Edna Sussman

By Edna Sussman and Brain Farkas – July 3, 2020 | In this series on "How to Become a Neutral," the ABA Section of Litigation's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee will interview leading mediators and arbitrators about their career paths and offer guidance to those considering roles as neutrals. In this episode, Brian Farkas (Arent Fox LLP) talks with Edna Sussman (Susman ADR, LLC). (21:17 min)

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