Beware of Email Agreements!

The American Bar Association published a story warning us all to be careful about settling by email. It recited the case of Philadelphia  Ins. Indemnity Co. v Kendall decided by the Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, Case No. 2020-02752, Appeal No. 13756 [Read More]

By |May 6th, 2022|Court Cases|

Be Wary of Electronic Signatures!

A recent appellate decision from the Fourth Appellate District in San Diego teaches that a party who allegedly signs a document electronically can still successfully challenge her signature. In Fabian vs Renovate America, Inc., Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Case No. D075519  ( issued November 19, 2019; published December [Read More]

By |January 10th, 2020|Court Cases|

Class Action Arbitration Waivers in California

On August 3, 2015, the California Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinion in Sanchez v Valencia Holding Company, LLC (Case No. S199119) holding that an automobile retail installment sales contract was NOT unconscionable and thus reversed the rulings of the lower courts that had held it to be unenforceable. [Read More]

By |August 21st, 2015|Court Cases|

The Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013

While my alternative dispute resolution focus is generally on mediation, a recent event in the arbitration field caught my attention. On May 7, 2013, Senator Al Franken (MN) introduced S. 878 ( ) in the Senate while his counterpart Rep. Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. (Ga-4) introduced H. R. 1844 [Read More]

By |May 24th, 2013|Arbitration|
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