Federal Arbitration Act

Waiver of Arbitration Right Does Not Require Prejudice

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, has held that waiver of the right to arbitrate should not be based on prejudice to or detrimental reliance by the party opposing arbitration. This will significantly affect the ability of a party to co… Read More
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State Supremacy over the Federal Arbitration Act?

Okay, so the New Hampshire Supreme Court did not actually say its state arbitration law trumped the federal act. But the NH court did say that its state courts would not be obligated to follow certain terms of the Federal Arbitration Act. Interpretin… Read More
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Arbitration Venue: Where the Parties Agreed, Despite State Law

The contract calls for arbitration in Indiana, applying the laws of Nebraska. But Nebraska has a law prohibiting parties from being compelled to arbitrate outside that state for an in-state project. In a GC/sub dust-up including lawsuits in both stat… Read More
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About Stan Martin

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Stan Martin holds a law degree and an undergraduate degree in architecture. He has been involved with the construction industry for more than 45 years, working in construction prior to law school and beginning his construction law practice. During his career, he has been actively involved with the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, the Boston Society of Architects, the American Arbitration Association, and the Massachusetts Building Congress.

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