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Arbitration in the News: Tillman v. Rheingold

ARBITRATION NEWS: 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS ALLOWS CASE TO CONTINUE IN FEDERAL COURT AFTER PLAINITFF IN ARBITRATION COULD NO LONGER PAY ARBITRATION FEES. In the recent case of Tillman v. Rheingold, ____ F.2d. _______ (9th Cir. NO. 13-56624, 2016), a legal malpractice case, the plaintiff’s agreement with her law firm in a wrongful death…

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Arbitration in the News: Recap

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR VETOES SENATE BILL THAT WOULD PLACE NEW RESTRICTIONS UPON ARBITRATORS AND ADR SERVICE PROVIDERS On September 25, 2016 California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 1078.  The bill would have prohibited arbitrators from accepting future employment as dispute resolution neutrals from any lawyer or party to a pending arbitration until the arbitration was…

201609.26
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Interview with Attorney Jeffrey Downer

Jeffrey Downer is a senior shareholder at Lee Smart, P.S., Inc., where he litigates a large and diverse case-load, including professional-liability defense, insurance-coverage and bad faith claims, appellate practice, premises liability and product liability. Jeffrey has successfully served as arbitrator in complex lawsuits, involving personal injuries and commercial disputes. How often do you have cases…

201609.21
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Attorney Andrew Kinstler Joins Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC

Attorney Andrew Kinstler has joined Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC as a panel member.  Andrew Kinstler is a member of the Seattle-based law firm Helsell Fetterman. From 1998 to 2001, he served as Helsell Fetterman’s managing partner.  Andrew’s specific practice areas include Commercial Disputes, Employment and Labor, Personal Injury and Trials and Appeals. Gregg Bertram, founder…

201609.09
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Interview with Amanda Gamblin

Amanda Gamblin offers practical advice for the unique employment issues that arise in the technology, construction and maritime industries. Amanda represents employers in litigation, arbitration and mediation. Amanda has litigated large, complex class actions including wage and hour, race discrimination and Title III ADA disability cases in the construction and transportation industries. She is known…