Contact: Att. Leyla Orak; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)

Arbitration Centers

Globalization, cross-border transactions and transnational disputes increase the need for a reliable dispute resolution mechanism, which inevitably results in emphasis on international arbitration. Despite the costs, corporations are inclined to prefer arbitration over litigation before courts, recognizing it as better suited to meet their needs[1].

Read more: Istanbul Arbitration Center

Contact: Gonzalo E. Mon; Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (Washington D.C., USA)

In February, we posted that four members of Congress sent a letter to the FTC expressing concerns that consumers are being deceived by pricing at outlet stores and asking the FTC to investigate. Although the FTC has been fairly quiet on this issue, so far, plaintiffs' attorneys have started to take notice.

Read more: Suit Alleges Neiman Marcus Outlet Prices are Deceptive

Contact: Ryan Hardy; Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Missouri, USA)

In our last installment, I introduced the importance of making your warranty terms clear. Now, we turn to the specifics, beginning with the express warranty itself. Here are some of the boxes you need to check when reviewing your express warranty. (Note that, for clarity, this post assumes a non-consumer sale; issues unique to consumer sales will be addressed in the final post in this series).

Read more: Manufacturer's Corner: Anatomy of a Limited Warranty (Part 2)

Contact: Pat McLaughlin; Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Missouri, USA)

Fellow federal practitioners, could something most of us do on a regular basis be a money making opportunity we’ve simply overlooked? An enterprising lawyer in the Northern District of Illinois thought so. Unfortunately, in the case of Bormes v. United States of America, No. 13-1602, (7th Circuit), handed down July 22, 2014, the Seventh Circuit answered in the negative.

Read more: Are Federal Courts Committing a FCRA Violation When Lawyers Pay Filing Fees Online?

Contact: Ryan Hardy; Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Missouri, USA)

It’s a sad fact of life at companies and law firms that sometimes things are done a certain way just because that’s how they’ve always been done. Part of the reason this column spends so much time talking about your terms and conditions, however, is because that’s dangerous: how you do things now should be informed by the past, but not bound by the past.

Read more: Manufacturer's Corner: Anatomy of a Limited Warranty (Part 1)