• ADR Practitioner of the Year Awarded to F. Peter Phillips

    F. Peter Phillips been awarded the prestigious James B. Boskey Award as the “ADR Practitioner of the Year” by the New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section.

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Recent Blog Posts
  • Arbitration Jurisprudence Takes Strange Turn

    F. Peter Phillips on October 22, 2019

    TOPICS: Arbitration, Courts

    The twisted course of arbitration jurisprudence in New Jersey has taken yet another peculiar detour. In the most recent development, it is hard not to infer a judicial bias against arbitration reminiscent of the 19th century. In Itzhakov v. Segal (A-2619-17T4, August 28, 2019), the mid-level Appellate Division reviewed the...

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  • New Swiss Rules of Mediation

    F. Peter Phillips on August 8, 2019

    TOPICS: Courts, International, Mediation

    The Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (SCAI) has revised its Rules of Mediation, effective July 1, 2019. The text of the new Rules is available here. The new Rules revise those that have been in effect since 2007. Of particular interest are Articles 16 and 17, which provide for the...

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  • “Infinite” Arbitration Clauses

    F. Peter Phillips on July 9, 2019

    TOPICS: Arbitration

    Prof. David Horton of the University of California, Davis, School of Law has posted a provocative article scheduled to be published by the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Titled "Infinite Arbitration Clauses," it collects and comments upon purported arbitration "agreements" pursuant to which one party seeks to obligate another...

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