All posts by Jill Gross

President Biden Signs into Law An Act Amending the FAA for Sexual Assault/Harassment Claims

Earlier this week, President Biden signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, a bill passed by both the House and Senate last month amending the Federal Arbitration Act to ban the enforcement of pre-dispute arbitration clauses for disputes relating to sexual assault and sexual harassment. For a thorough discussion of … Continue reading President Biden Signs into Law An Act Amending the FAA for Sexual Assault/Harassment Claims

Congratulations to Hinshaw/Schneider/Cole on CPR Awards

I am delighted to announce that three of the Indisputably Bloggers, Art Hinshaw, Andrea Kupfer Schneider, and Sarah Rudolph Cole won the CPR’s Outstanding Book Award for their 2021 publication Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles (Oxford Univ. Press). We at Indisputably (who did not win a CPR award this year!) are incredibly proud … Continue reading Congratulations to Hinshaw/Schneider/Cole on CPR Awards

House Passes Bill to End Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment And Assault Claims

From BFOI Brian Farkas (Cardozo): Some breaking news tonight from the House of Representatives: H.R. 4445 has just passed, a bill that would amend the FAA to prohibit the mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment and assault claims: Here’s the bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/4445 And some description: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/593206-house-passes-bill-to-end-forced-arbitration-in-sexual-misconduct-cases It appears this will be heading towards passage in the Senate shortly … Continue reading House Passes Bill to End Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment And Assault Claims

ADR Scholarship Projects (Winter 2021-22)

Thanks to BFOI Peter Reilly (Texas A&M) for gathering this winter’s compilation of current ADR scholarship projects: Kelly Browe-Olson (University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law) In progress: Family Dispute Resolution Handbook, co-edited with Peter Salem for Oxford University Press, Including Intimate Partner Violence and FDR, co-written with Nancy Ver Steegh … Continue reading ADR Scholarship Projects (Winter 2021-22)

Another Supreme Court Cert Grant

From FOI Imre Szalai: Yesterday, the Supreme Court added yet another arbitration case to its docket, Viking River Cruises v. Moriana, No. 20-1573, which deals with the clash between the FAA and California’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA).  Under PAGA, California courts have allowed workers to pursue representative claims in court against employers on behalf … Continue reading Another Supreme Court Cert Grant

Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution Papers featured at Fordham Conference

Posted on behalf of BFOI Jacqueline Nolan-Haley (Fordham): At the 16th Annual Fordham Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation held on November 19, 2021, the International Task Force on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution launched the initial set of final papers by the seven working groups. The Task Force which began in 2004 responds to the … Continue reading Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution Papers featured at Fordham Conference

Maryland Law Seeking Director of Restorative Approaches in Education Program

From FOI Deborah Eisenberg: The Center for Dispute Resolution at Maryland Carey Law is hiring a Director for our Restorative Approaches in Education Program. This is a 12-month academic staff (non-faculty) position. A description of the position is available at the link below. Director, Restorative Approaches in Education Program: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=210001LX&lang=en I’d be happy to answer questions … Continue reading Maryland Law Seeking Director of Restorative Approaches in Education Program