Outsourcing Justice
This is a blog about recent arbitration law developments by Prof. Imre Szalai

11th Circuit Addresses Circuit Split and Refuses to Enforce Arbitration Agreement Because Specified Forum Not Available

In Inetianbor v. Cashcall, Inc., No. 13-13822 (11th Cir. Oct. 2, 2014) (click here for a copy of the decision), the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s order refusing to compel arbitration because the forum specified in the arbitration clause…

Seventh Circuit Finds Failed Arbitration Policy in Franchise Agreements

Shortly after several franchisees filed suit against the franchisor Steak n Shake regarding new pricing policies, Steak n Shake adopted an arbitration policy requiring franchisees to engage in “nonbinding arbitration” at Steak n Shake’s request. The Seventh Circuit, agreeing with…

Sixth Circuit, in a 2-1 Decision, Addresses Res Judicata Effect of Arbitration Award

In a construction dispute, a mechanical contractor won an arbitration award against the project’s construction manager.  The arbitration also involved third-party indemnification claims brought by other defendants against two other parties: an architect and designer, but the architect and designer…