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Arbitration Law in America A Critical Assessment

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ISBN-10: 0521839823

ISBN-13: 9780521839822

Edition: 2006 (Annotated)

Authors: Edward Brunet, Richard E. Speidel, Jean E. Sternlight, Stephen H. Ware

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Arguing that the 80 year-old Federal Arbitration Act badly needs major changes, the authors, who have previously written major articles on arbitration law and policy, set out their own views and argue among themselves about the necessary reforms of arbitration. The book contains draft legislation for use in international and domestic arbitration and detailed explanation of the precise justifications for proposed legislative changes. It also contains two proposals that might be deemed radical---to ban arbitration related to the purchase of products by consumers and to prohibit arbitration of employment disputes. Each proposal is vetted fully and critiqued by one or more of the other…    
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Book details

List price: $129.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/9/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 418
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Edward Brunet is the Henry J. Casey Professsor of Law at Lewis and Clark Law School. He specialized in business litigation in private practice in Chicago. His major academic interest is relating principles of economics to the content and practice of law. Brunet has published in leading law journals, including the Virginia, Michigan, Cornell, Duke, and Tulane Law Reviews. He is coauthor of a book on summary judgment with Professor Martin Redish of Northwestern University School of Law and co-author of a book on alternatives to trial with Professor Charles Craver of George Washington School of Law.

Richard E. Speidel is the Beatrice Kuhn Professor of Law Emeritus at Northwestern University School of Law and is also a visiting Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. Professor Speidel's specialties include public contract law, contracts, commercial transactions, and arbitration. He has published extensively in each of these areas. He has co-authored two leading casebooks Commercial Transactions: Sales and Leases of Goods with Linda Rusch, and Studies in Contract Law with Ian Ayres and a critically acclaimed treatise on Federal Arbitration Law.

The core values of arbitration
Common legal issues in American arbitration law
The appropriate role of state arbitration law in a federal system: choice and preemption
Interstate arbitration: chapter 1 of the federal arbitration act
Consumer arbitration
International arbitration: implementing the New York convention
Tension points: where the co-authors disagree