Tollefsen Law provides experienced arbitration
counsel for businesses. Arbitration is a creature of contract augmented
by federal and state statutes. It is often described as a fast private
cheaper alternative to litigation in court.
In practice arbitration is often more expensive and
burdensome than litigation in court. Not only must each side pay the
high hourly fees of three arbitrators, the burden of discovery is the
same as in the courts. The arbitrator's decision is appealable on very
narrow grounds. The courts do not consider whether the arbitrator fairly
understood the facts or the law.
Do not agree to arbitration without fully evaluating
the risks. Arbitration is a waiver of the right to jury trial and the
right to meaningful appellate review. Arbitration often favors the
stronger party which is why it is routinely included in contracts with
consumers and in contracts between investment houses and their clients.
Tollefsen Law arbitrates under the New York
Convention and Bilateral Investment Treaties. Please contact us for more
What follows is a collection of recent arbitration
cases to point out some of the pitfalls.
Court cannot determine whether condition precedent
to arbitration occurred.
Business Arbitration can be exorbitant.
T-Mobile cell phone arbitration contract
provision void for
Arbitration starts when statutory procedures unless parties agree to