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|Electronic Court Information System to be Established in Azerbaijan|
Dentons Canada LLP;
March 7, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014On February 13, 2014, with the stated objectives to ensure transparency in the justice system, to increase the effectiveness of the protection of human rights and freedoms and to speed up the process for the application of modern information technologies, the President of Azerbaijan signed an Order...
|Signed Admission Agreement? Check...Binding Upon Resident? Check...|
Courtney Blowers; Weltman Weinberg Reis Co. L.P.A.;
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014Upon being admitted to a nursing facility, oftentimes a person's medical condition makes it difficult or impossible for him or her to sign an admission agreement and accompanying documents.
|California's Gentry Rule under Challenge|
John F. Allgood; Ford & Harrison LLP;
March 5, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014Executive Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court has vacated the decision of a California state court, which held that a trial court should apply the factors set out in the California Supreme Court's 2007 decision in Gentry v. Superior Court to determine whether a pre-employment arbitration agreement...
|Shareholders’ Disputes, Windings-up of Solvent Companies and Section 182 Dispositions|
Justine T. K. Lau, Richard M. Tollan; Mayer Brown JSM;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 21, 2014Did you know that dispositions of property of a solvent company made after the commencement of a winding-up will unlikely be disturbed unless it can be demonstrated that the disposition is not in the interests of the company?
|Arbitration Opinions Involving the Federal Arbitration Act|
Steven P. Bristol; Hall Booth Smith, P.C.;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014Three recent Court of Appeals of Georgia opinions discuss the impact of the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA"), 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq., on disputes in Georgia. These cases further demonstrate that disputes arising from arbitration agreements governed by the FAA are much more likely to...
|IBM Wins first New gTLD URS Case|
Martin Henshall; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 24, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014IBM has been successful in the first ever decision under the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) system against domain names registered using new top level domains.
|Application of Model Clauses for Arbitration Agreement, Agreement on Preliminary Proceedings and the Procedural Options of the Parties|
Josie Chen; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
February 24, 2014Application of model clauses for arbitration agreement, agreement on preliminary proceedings and the procedural options of the parties
|Family Arbitration to Take Centre Stage|
Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
February 24, 2014, previously published on February 20, 201418 months after inception, Family Arbitration is now firmly up and running in England and Wales. Suzanne Kingston MCIArb, who was instrumental in setting up the scheme and one of the trainers of the new team of Family Arbitrators, has seen an increase in enquiries about this innovative form of...
|Commercial Cleaning Franchisor Sweeps Up RICO Claims — Arbitration Provision and Class-Action Waiver Clause Valid and Enforceable By Nonsignatories|
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 4, 2014Stratus Building Solutions faced a business challenge on a bet the company scale. Despite winning many franchise awards, five franchisees charged that its entire system imposed a fraud on franchisees. The plaintiffs sued 179 defendants, including the system franchisor, master (regional)...
|How the Federal Circuit’s Decision in Metcalf Construction Fixes Good Faith and Fair Dealing|
Brian P. Waagner; Husch Blackwell LLP;
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014Now for some good news in government contracts law. On February 11, 2014, a three-judge panel of the Federal Circuit reversed the Court of Federal Claims decisions in Metcalf Constr. Co. v. United States, 102 Fed. Cl. 334 (2011) (Metcalf I) and Metcalf Constr. Co. v. United States, 107 Fed. Cl. 786...