March Alternatives on Scotus Arb Cases, and Feb Free For All (Web)

The new March 2010 issue of Alternatives is posted electronically, and has been mailed to subscribers.

It features a cover story by Philip J. Loree Jr. on those two other, not-Stolt-Nielsen U.S. Supreme Court cases this term.

Loree looks back at the January arguments in Granite Rock Co. v. Int’l Brotherhood of Teamsters, and ahead to next month’s arguments in Rent-a-Center West Inc. v. Jackson, and tells us what he thinks the Court will do with arbitrability, severability, unconscionability, and the Federal Arbitration Act.

Also featured is our monthly Worldly Perspectives column by Giuseppe De Palo and Mary B. Trevor, with a March assessment of the Israeli ADR scene.

And in our first sponsored article, veteran JAMS neutral John Wilkinson takes a look at the big ADR provider’s work on its "Recommended Arbitration Discovery Protocols for Domestic, Commercial Cases."

Back to last month: Alternatives’ publishing partner, John Wiley & Sons, is offering the February issue for free for everyone, at this link.

The February 2010 issue features Philadelphia veteran neutral Ben Picker’s new, third generation take on mediation preparation, and Paul Mason’s new conception of major “multi-dimensional” mediation cases.

The February issue also contains Alternatives' Annual Index, this one featuring all 2009 articles by title, author, subject and keyword. Alternatives indexes going back to the mid-90s can be found here, lower right. To help you with your ADR research needs, here’s a direct liink to the February 2010 Annual Index feature.

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--Russ Bleemer, Editor, Alternatives