Welcome back to ArbitrationNation after a pandemic and protests hiatus.  I hope that you and your families are safe and that you’re confronting and coping with the injustices of our world.

I’m glad to have a good reason to write about arbitration again.  I’ve got a boatload of arbitration developments and cases to catch up

I have to confess something: I just returned from sunny California where I attended an excellent arbitrator training course put on by the American Arbitration Association and run by Dana Welch and Michael Powell!  If you have an opportunity to take a course from either of them, I highly recommend it.

And, as it so

Welcome to 2020!

I hope that you all had a safe and rejuvenating holiday season.  A new decade brings us plenty of new opportunities for thrilling arbitration news and developments!

But, up first, more on class arbitrability.  I know.  I know.  So last decade.  But trust me, this is a case you want to keep

Happy December!  I hope that everyone has had a restful and well-earned holiday weekend break.

There’s a lot of new and exciting stuff happening in the world of arbitration, and I have some catching up to do.  I want to start, though, in an unorthodox place.

We rarely write about early litigation actions on this

Four weeks ago, the boundary between public enforcement and private dispute resolution became more blurred.  On September 4, the Justice Department announced that it had agreed to binding arbitration on the key issue in a current merger case—the market definition.

The enforcement action is garden variety.  It challenges Novelis Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Aleris Corporation.