London mediator and author Jane Gunn discusses the principles in her new book, "How to Avoid Bedlam in the Boardroom and Boredeom in the Bedroom."
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A busy week for arbitration at the nation’s top Court: Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its first arbitration decision of the 2009-2010 term, ruling on the jurisdiction of a federal labor arbitration panel. Today, the Court will hear oral arguments in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. et al. v. AnimalFeeds International Corp., No. 08-1198, an important case expected to decide the future of class arbitrations.
Nonadministered process can eliminate expensive services and give parties more control. Commercial arbitration in the United States is under attack. Clients and their counsel are turning away from arbitration and complaining that arbitration’s cost and complexity now approach or equal those of litigation, without the benefit and safeguards of appeal rights.
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