Arbitration Annual Update
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
1.25 General CLE Credit Hours
Back by popular demand, a panel of experts will take a fresh look at the most important arbitration issues and decisions over the past year. Among other topics:
· United States Supreme Court jurisprudence on arbitration, including Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark and a preview of Murphy Oil, Epic Systems and Ernst & Young—three cases arising out of the National Labor Relations Board decision in D. R. Horton that mandatory class waivers violate employees’ rights to act collectively under the National Labor Relations Act.
· Notable state court and lower federal court decisions on contract formation issues, including meaningful consent to arbitration clauses, as well as delegation clauses.
· The federal courts’ current approach to manifest disregard of the law as a ground for vacatur.
· Updates on rules proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding the enforceability of arbitration clauses and class waivers and increased obligations for transparency and reporting.
· Actions being taken by dispute resolution organizations to increase the diversity and inclusivity of arbitrator panels, as well as research on the effects of diversity.
You’ll get the benefit of insights and perspectives from Prof. Ronald G. Aronovksy (Southwestern Law School); Prof. Jill Gross (Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University); Prof. Imre Szalai (College of Law, Loyola University New Orleans); and Prof. Nancy Welsh (Penn State University, Dickinson Law/Texas A&M University School of Law).
It’s an easy way for arbitration professionals to stay up-to-date and in-the-loop!
September 19, 2017 at 10 am ET
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