Monthly Archives: February 2011

24 02, 2011

New Case On Employment Arbitration Clauses

By |2011-02-24T08:47:36-07:00February 24th, 2011|Legal Cases|Comments Off on New Case On Employment Arbitration Clauses

A new case , Wherry v. Award Inc., recently came down on arbitration clauses. An arbitration clause was found to be procedurally unconscionable where plaintiffs were given the agreement when at the beginning of the relationship with defendants; were told they were required to sign it if they wanted to work for defendants and were only given a few minutes to review and sign the agreement. The plaintiffs were also not given an opportunity to ask questions; nor were they given a copy of the document. Further, the clause authorizing the arbitrator to award costs, including the arbitration fee, on the losing party, was substantively unconscionable.

15 02, 2011

The Fall of Singapore — Can You Negotiate When You Are Weak?

By |2019-08-01T23:20:59-07:00February 15th, 2011|mediation history, negotiation|Comments Off on The Fall of Singapore — Can You Negotiate When You Are Weak?

Today, 69 years ago, the island of Singapore fell into Japanese hands based upon the unconditional surrender of British Forces. The surrender was the the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history. About 80,000 British, Australian and Indian troops became prisoners of war, joining 50,000 taken by the Japanese in the Malayan campaign. Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill called thefall of Singapore to the Japanese the "worst disaster" and "largest capitulation" in British history.