2020 November

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Articles in this issue:

Armendariz and employment arbitration

Armendariz sets forth the minimum standards of fairness that any employment pre-dispute arbitration agreement must meet to be enforceable

Christina M. Coleman

2020 November


The risks and rewards of bench trials

The risks and rewards of bench trials

Why choose a bench trial, the different approach required in a bench trial, and how to handle post-trial matters

Spencer Lucas
Alex Behar

2020 November


Making the best of challenging times

Socially distanced golf tournament brought us together, next we honor our Top Gun recipients

Jonathan Dwork

2020 November


A year like no other

Dysfunction ruled the California Legislature but progress was made in e-service and remote depos while tort reform was again turned back

Nancy Peverini

2020 November


AAJ is working to protect your practice

Personal jurisdiction before the U.S. Supreme Court, and non-lawyer ownership and fee sharing in two states

Linda A. Lipsen

2020 November



Mandatory fee arbitration

How it works and why it can be a valuable risk-management tool for attorneys

Kenneth E. Bacon

2020 November


General reference as an expedient alternative to arbitration or trial

The use of a judicial referee is an underutilized ADR tool that may resolve a party’s dispute more efficiently than arbitration, while preserving appeal rights

Enedina Cardenas

2020 November


Compelling arbitration

Compelling arbitration

Explore the nuts and bolts of compelling a contractual arbitration, with a discussion of some nuances

Mark Kramer

2020 November


Mastering uninsured and underinsured motorist arbitrations

Mastering uninsured and underinsured motorist arbitrations

Initiating arbitration, conducting discovery, obtaining an enforceable award, and recovering allowable costs in UM/UIM arbitrations

Barry P. Goldberg

2020 November


The Federal Arbitration Act and its overreach

A look at the background and recent history of the FAA’s preemption of state law

Mark H. Wagner

2020 November


FINRA arbitration

The basics of arbitration of disputes with broker-dealers and financial advisors, plus some pro tips from an industry insider

Jon Furgison

2020 November


SB 707 and AB 51 – an update

An update on these NEW consumer-friendly laws, currently held up in litigation. Be ready to brief the court now

Tilak Gupta

2020 November


Ethical standards for neutral and party-appointed arbitrators

Ethical standards for neutral and party-appointed arbitrators

Most PI arbitrations are conducted before a single neutral arbitrator, whereas predispute arbitration agreements require a panel of three neutral arbitrators; the ethical standards are different

Michael S. Fields

2020 November


Arbitrating medical-malpractice cases

Med-mal litigators say they are more likely to win plaintiff awards at arbitration than at trial

Jason Argos
Sean Burke

2020 November


Post-arbitration award procedures

The California Arbitration Act rules govern how to make your award final, allowing it to be entered by the court as a judgment. A look at procedures and pitfalls along the way

John P. Blumberg

2020 November


A giant among our great plaintiff firms

A tribute to the contributions of Browne Greene and his partners at Greene, Broillet and Wheeler

Jeffrey A. Rudman

2020 November

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