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It’s that time of the year again. Winter’s stronghold has loosened, the grass is green, the sun is out, and now it’s time to “play ball!” There is nothing more American than baseball, except possibly litigation. Unfortunately, over the past decade it seems that both of these American institutions have become intertwined. It has become [...]

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A few weeks ago I took a quick look at a friend’s cell-phone contract, and there it was: the dreaded mandatory arbitration clause. You know, the clause hidden inside the fine print that says something along the lines of, “You agree to arbitrate any claim you may have against [...]

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Piven Successfully Pleads the Fish

On August 28, 2009 By Elizabeth Renieris

Jeremy Piven, the star of HBO’s popular Entourage series, has won his case against the producers of the Broadway show Speed-the-Plow, with a professional arbiter ruling that he did not breach his contract after becoming ill with mercury poisoning from his habit of eating too much fish.

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The icy relations between the U.S. and Russia are not isolated to the political arena. The National Hockey League (NHL) and Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) are facing-off. The cause of the latest squabble between the two leagues is related to the departure of forward Alexander Radulov this summer from the NHL’s Nashville [...]

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A Second Chance for Gambling Corporations?

On July 27, 2008 By JETLaw

In a decision that may increase the likelihood that gambling corporations be able to slip through legal loopholes, the Supreme Court of Alabama earlier this month held that an arbitration clause in a gambling-related contract was enforceable, thereby forcing an allegedly victimized participant in the scheme to go through arbitration before receiving formal judicial [...]

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