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Even a Year’s Delay Does Not Waive Right to Compel Arbitration Provided No Substantial Invocation of Court Assistance

By Louis M. Solomon In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010 , MDL No. 2179 (E.D. LA. July 2011) (Rec. Doc. 2169) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], decides a motion to stay litigation between Anadarko and BP on...

Clause Requiring Arbitration of “Any Controversy”

Broad Enough To Encompass Claims Pre-dating the Agreement or Having Nothing to Do the Agreement Containing the Arbitration Provision By Louis M. Solomon Nanosolutions, LLC, et al. (Nano) v. Prajza, et al. , Civil Action No. 10-1741 (EGS) (D.D.C. June 2011) [ enhanced version available to...

11th Circuit Follows Supreme Court Decision in ATT Mobility To Preempt Florida Law

Purporting To Limit Party's Right To Preclude Assertion of Class Claims in Consumer Arbitration By: Louis M. Solomon Cruz, et al. v. Cingular Wireless, LLC , No. 08-16080 (11th Cir. Aug. 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE...

Florida District Court Adheres To Holding

That No-Class-Action Provisions in Five Agreements' Arbitration Provisions Are Unenforceable as Unconscionable Despite U.S. Supreme Court and Eleventh Circuit Precedent By Louis M. Solomon In re Checking Account Overdraft Litigation, MDL No. 2036 (S. D. Fla. Sept. 2011) [ enhanced...

Second Circuit Affirms Direction to Arbitrate But Holds the Arbitration Panel Determines Scope of Contractual Forum Clause

By Louis M. Solomon UBS Financial Services, Inc., et al. v. West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH), et al. , Dkt. No. 11-235-cv (2d Cir. Sept. 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], involves three issues of relevance...

Choice of Law Determines Arbitrability; “Clear and Unmistakable” Standard Adopted; “Arising Under” Deemed a Narrow Arbitration Clause

By Louis M. Solomon The recent decision by the Ninth Circuit in Cape Flattery Limited (Cape) v. Titan Maritime, LLC, et al. (Titan) , No. 09-15682 (9th Cir. July 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], discusses several...

Choice of Law Determines Arbitrability; “Clear and Unmistakable” Standard Adopted; “Arising Under” Deemed a Narrow Arbitration Clause

By Louis M. Solomon The recent decision by the Ninth Circuit in Cape Flattery Limited (Cape) v. Titan Maritime, LLC, et al. (Titan) , No. 09-15682 (9th Cir. July 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], discusses several...