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General Arbitration Books
Outsourcing Justice by Arbitration is a method of dispute resolution in which parties agree to submit their dispute to a private, neutral third person, instead of a traditional court with a judge and jury. This private system of arbitration, which is often confidential and secretive, can be a polar opposite, in almost every way, to the public court system. Over the past few decades, arbitration agreements have proliferated throughout American society. Such agreements appear in virtually all types of consumer transactions, and millions of American workers are bound by arbitration agreements in their employment relationships. America has become an "arbitration nation," with an increasing number of disputes taken away from the traditional, open court system and relegated to a private, secretive system of justice. How did arbitration agreements become so widespread, and enforceable, in American society? Prior to the 1920s, courts generally refused to enforce such agreements, and parties had the right to bring their disputes to court. However, during the 1920s, Congress and state legislatures suddenly enacted ground-breaking laws declaring that arbitration agreements are "valid, irrevocable, and enforceable." Drawing on previously untapped archival sources, this book explores the many different people, institutions, forces, beliefs, and events that led to the enactment of modern arbitration laws during the 1920s, and this book examines why America's arbitration laws radically changed during this period. By examining this history, this book demonstrates how the U.S. Supreme Court has grossly misconstrued these laws and unjustifiably created an expansive, informal, private system of justice touching almost every aspect of American society and impacting the lives of millions.
Call Number: KF9085 .S98 2013
Publication Date: 2013-06-03
The Arbitrator's Handbook by
Call Number: KF9085 .C644 `998
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
This book provides a comprehensive description of the arbitration process. The coverage of the book starts from the pre-hearing stage to the post-hearing functions & duties of the arbitrator. The appendices feature tables, checklists, sample arbitration forms & rules, including the American Arbitration Association's revised Commercial Arbitration Rules. "Being concise whether it be in describing each stage of the arbitration process or boiling down the arbitration's hearing functions into a single checklist is one of Cooley's strengths. No wonder the book's publisher is promoting the book as a quick reference tool that can be brought to hearing sessions. A handy reference tool for arbitrators & advocates this book with a wonderfully comprehensive guide to the arbitration process. This excellent addition to the arbitration literature is destined to improve arbitration practices & become the arbitrator's bible."--James J. Alfini, Chair-elect American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section & Professor of Law at Northern Illinois University College of Law
The American Arbitration Association
The American Arbitration Association provides information and educational materials on arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. They also provide arbitrators and case management tools for matters heard by their arbitrators.
Louisiana Directory of Arbitrators and Mediators
The Louisiana Bar Association maintains a directory of arbitrators and mediators in Louisiana.
Specialized Arbitration Books
Evidence in Arbitration by
Call Number: KF9085 .H46 1987
Publication Date: 1987-06-01
This treatise discusses how, when, and why to accept, reject, and credit evidence in an arbitration hearing. Burdens of proof, due process, and the use of medical evidence are analyzed in terms of statutory and case law in the book.
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