An increasing number of contracts contain arbitration clauses. But not all arbitration clauses are equally clear, precise, and specific–or equally enforceable.
Like other contract clauses, an arbitration clause may be invalidated under general principles of contract law. The U.S. Supreme ...Read More »
The United States Census Bureau projects that by 2050, the 65 and older population will nearly double that of 2012. Along with this increasing older population comes an increase in the potential for estate litigation based on mental capacity issues.
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Businesses in the United States have used arbitration clauses in contracts for many years. The purpose of these clauses is to encourage (or require) that contract disputes be settled in arbitration rather than by litigation and trial. Consumer and employment ...Read More »
In what has become an all-too-common story, it was recently reported that a 92 year-old Wisconsin woman suffering from dementia was defrauded by her caregiver. The caregiver, who allegedly stole $25,000, recently pled guilty to fraud and identity theft. More ...Read More »
Debt collectors recently received clarification on the contents of the collection letters they send on behalf of creditors: The “safe harbor” language set forth by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to avoid liability under the Fair Debt Collection Practices ...Read More »
During arbitration, evidence and testimony are presented at a formal arbitration hearing. Discovery may occur before then, but its scope usually is limited by the parties’ agreement or the arbitrator rules. After the arbitration hearing, the arbitrator issues a decision, ...Read More »
On August 25, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a settlement of a class action lawsuit that alleged Subway’s “footlong” sandwiches failed to measure up. In re Subway Footlong Sandwich Marketing & Sales Practices Litig., 869 F.3d 551 ...Read More »
Most attorneys during their career have the opportunity or obligation to effectuate service of process of a legal document pursuant to a rule or statute. It can be in any area of the law. My practice area of creditors’ rights litigation ...Read More »
One of the benefits of working at O’Neil Cannon Hollman DeJong & Laing S.C. is the firm’s strong commitment to public service. The Firm encourages its attorneys to give back to our community. I am honored to serve on the ...Read More »
Many owners and businesses desire to reward employees with ownership interests for services rendered. This can be a valuable incentive that recognizes past accomplishments and improves employee engagement and retention by allowing them to share in the success of the ...Read More »