Just What Is A “Reasoned Award” In The Context Of An Arbitration Agreement And What Happens If The Arbitrator Does Not Give A Reasoned Award?
201805.16
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Just What Is A “Reasoned Award” In The Context Of An Arbitration Agreement And What Happens If The Arbitrator Does Not Give A Reasoned Award?

Often times in private arbitration agreements – especially those reached after a conflict has arisen between the parties – the parties will agree that any decision by an arbitrator must include a “reasoned award.”  But just what constitutes a reasoned award and what happens when an arbitrator does not provide a reasoned award?  Neither the…

JUST WHAT IS A “REASONED AWARD” IN THE CONTEXT OF AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, AND WHAT HAPPENS IF THE ARBITRATOR DOES NOT GIVE A REASONED AWARD?
201803.19
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JUST WHAT IS A “REASONED AWARD” IN THE CONTEXT OF AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, AND WHAT HAPPENS IF THE ARBITRATOR DOES NOT GIVE A REASONED AWARD?

Often times in private arbitration agreements — especially those reached after a conflict has arisen between the parties — the parties will agree that any decision by an arbitrator must include a “reasoned award.” But just what constitutes a reasoned award, and what happens when an arbitrator does not provide a reasoned award?  Neither the Michigan Supreme…

“WELL, I DECLARE!” – OF AFFIDAVITS AND DECLARATIONS
201801.22
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“WELL, I DECLARE!” – OF AFFIDAVITS AND DECLARATIONS

Attorneys often find themselves in need of an affidavit or sworn testimony on a particular issue. For litigators, this commonly occurs with dispositive motions, motions seeking an injunction or other matters for which our clients bear a burden of proof.  Obtaining an affidavit presents its own challenges, as under Michigan law the person signing the…

Business Court Update: New Amendments Clarify Business Court Jurisdiction
201711.28
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Business Court Update: New Amendments Clarify Business Court Jurisdiction

Effective October 11, 2017, two amendments to Michigan’s Business Court Statute clarified the definitions and jurisdictional requirements under that statute for claims to be filed in the Business Court. The Legislature modified both MCL 600.8031 and 600.8035, which had the effect of adjusting Business Court jurisdiction through both expansion of power to hear certain claims…