Whatever Happened to Monster Energy on Remand to JAMS?
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A party is challenging JAMS’ neutrality as administrator because the provider filed an Amicus Brief at the Supreme Court supporting the position taken by its adversary in the same arbitration.

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Commonwealth Coatings Lives On! SCOTUS Denies Certiorari in Monster Energy
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

 We usually report Certiorari denials in the “Short Brief” section, but this one sought to overturn a precedent set over half a century ago;

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Certiorari Sought in Monster Energy. Is It Time for SCOTUS To Put Commonwealth Coatings To Rest?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Certiorari has been sought challenging a divided Ninth Circuit decision that vacated an Award for “evident partiality” under the Federal Arbitration Act.

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District Court Follows “Reasonableness” Standard for Arbitrator Disclosure. Confirms Award of $3 Million in Sanctions for Discovery Abuse … and a Coronavirus Update
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The Southern District of Florida confirms an Award containing $3 million for discovery abuse, finding that two Arbitrators’ non-disclosure would not cause a reasonable person to doubt their impartiality.

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The James Frank Story Revisited: Ninth Circuit Vacates Tainted Award As Fundamentally Unfair
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We covered this story on the arbitration side when it first broke in early 2014 (SAA 2014-12); this coming week, we will cover the legal side in full in SAC’s weekly online Litigation Alert (aka SOLA),

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JAMS Award Survives Multiple Objections in Federal Circuit Court: Cooper v. WestEnd Capital Management, L.L.C.
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By Jack D. Ballard

*A forum has no duty to disclose that one of its arbitrators, not assigned to the case at issue,

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