Florida Arbitration Clauses in Florida Wills and Trusts: Can You Force Arbitration on Heirs and Beneficiaries?

| August 22, 2013

Arbitration of controversies as an alternative to a Florida courthouse trial is happening more and more often, in more and more kinds of disputes. Often, these arbitrations are binding — and more and more often, consumers are discovering that they have no choice but to arbitrate their claim because they have waived their right to […]

Forced Arbitration and Consumers: Florida Consumers Claims Against Companies Are Getting Harder to Fight

| August 8, 2013

Alternative dispute resolution – ways to resolve disputes outside of a courtroom – are supposed to be helpful to the Little Guy, the consumer who does not have the resources in time and money to fight the Big Corporation that has harmed him or her in some way. That’s the idea, anyway. However, Florida laws […]

Arbitration is a Part of Every Floridian’s Life – Whether They Know It or Not: Forced Arbitration on Consumers is a Reality, They Don’t Get a Trial

| July 25, 2013

Recently, the Miami Herald reported on the growing popularity of arbitration as a means of resolving disputes, describing this alternative to the file-a-lawsuit-go-to-trial process as being a cheaper and faster option to the traditional courthouse route. It is true that in Florida, arbitration is becoming a very popular alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method. There are […]