The First Circuit just faced a fascinating formation issue: if a customer cannot see what she is signing, and no employee reads it to her or ensures she knows there are legal terms, is there a contract? With Justice Souter sitting by designation on the panel, the court answered “no,” and thereby kept a class
Million Dollar Arbitration Award For Attorneys Vacated Due To Ethical Violation
By Liz Kramer on
Posted in Validity of Arbitration Agreement
In today’s post I recount an epic battle between the Rules of Professional Conduct (tagline: saving clients from unscrupulous lawyers for over 100 years!) and the Uniform Arbitration Act (tagline: saving arbitration from hostile judges for 60 years!) in the Supreme Court of California. Spoiler alert: the Rules of Professional Conduct win.
The story in…