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Posts Categorized: Arbitation, Mediation and Other ADR

Posted: January 17, 2019

Court Rejects Defense That Arbitration Agreement Was Signed Under Duress

On January 4, 2019, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Kahan Jewelry Corp. v. First Class Trading, L.P., 2019 NY Slip Op. 30039(U), rejecting a defense that an arbitration agreement was signed under duress, explaining: It is well settled that repudiation of an agreement on the ground that it... Read more »

Posted: December 8, 2018

Court Refuses to Vacate Arbitral Award for Arbitrator Bias

On November 28, 2018, Justice Masley of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Matter of Sayre v. Madison Hawk Partner, LLC, 2018 NY Slip Op. 33030(U), refusing to vacate an arbitral award for arbitrator bias, explaining: As an initial matter, petitioners’ communication was not improper. Paragraph 19 of the Operating Agreement... Read more »

Posted: November 29, 2018

Party That Did Not Sign Agreement With Arbitration Provision Not Required to Arbitrate Even Though it Benefited from the Contract

On November 14, 2018, Justice Ostrager of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in IQVIA RDS Inc. v. Eisai Co. Ltd,  2018 NY Slip Op. 32923(U), holding that a party who did not sign an agreement with an arbitration clause was not required to arbitrate, explaining: IQVIA cannot be bound by the Collaboration... Read more »

Posted: November 27, 2018

Schlam Stone Announces the Launch of the Same-Day Justice Program

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the Same-Day Justice Program, an arbitration service where participants can participate in an evidentiary hearing and receive a decision in their case that same day. The Same-Day Justice Program is designed to give parties with disputes in the $50,000-$500,000 range an efficient and... Read more »

Posted: November 27, 2018

Schlam Stone Announces the Launch of the Same-Day Justice Program

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the Same-Day Justice Program, an arbitration service where participants can participate in an evidentiary hearing and receive a decision in their case that same day. The Same-Day Justice Program is designed to give parties with disputes in the $50,000-$500,000 range an efficient and... Read more »

Posted: November 27, 2018

Schlam Stone Announces the Launch of the Same-Day Justice Program

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the Same-Day Justice Program, an arbitration service where participants can participate in an evidentiary hearing and receive a decision in their case that same day. The Same-Day Justice Program is designed to give parties with disputes in the $50,000-$500,000 range an efficient and... Read more »

Posted: November 1, 2018

Proceeding to Compel Arbitration Cannot be Initiated Until Opponent Begins Litigation

On October 16, 2018, Justice Ostrager of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in KPMG LLP v. Kirschner, 2018 NY Slip Op. 32661(U), holding that a plaintiff cannot bring a proceeding to compel arbitration until the defendant begins litigation, explaining: CPLR § 7503(a) provides: A party aggrieved by the failure of another... Read more »

Posted: October 31, 2018

Litigant Sanctioned for Seeking to Arbitrate Previously-Litigated Claims

On October 9, 2018, Justice Schecter issued a decision in Gladstein v. Keane, 2018 NY Slip Op. 32562(U), sanctioning a litigant for seeking to arbitrate previously-litigated claims, explaining: It is well settled that the right to arbitration may be modified, waived or abandoned. The question of whether parties waived their right to arbitrate by their litigation-related... Read more »

Posted: October 26, 2018

Court Refuses to Vacate Arbitral Award for Manifest Disregard of the Law

On October 2, 2018, Justice Ramos of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in NSB Advisors, LLC v. C.L. King & Assoc., Inc., 2018 NY Slip Op. 32533(U), refusing to vacate an arbitral award for manifest disregard of the law, explaining: It is well settled that judicial review of arbitration awards is extremely limited.... Read more »