Monthly Archives: April 2011

Five Ways to Avoid Arbitration: An Overview of Recent New York Case Law

By Victor M. Metsch

There is no summary judgment, no appeal except in the most extreme circumstances, and the normative judgments of one person—the arbitrator—can easily overwhelm the rightness of your client’s case or the legal validity of your arguments.

Your client signed the arbitration agreement. But there may still be a way out under New York substantive law. For those cases not within the scope of the Federal Arbitration Act, here are five ways to avoid arbitration.

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