The Expedited Jury Trials Act: An Alternative to Form Arbitration Clauses

August 25, 2011

There would be no need for contracts if parties always reached a true and complete meeting of the minds, remembered what they agreed to do, and then did what they said they were going to do. But from the perspective of the business trial lawyer, that seldom happens.

Reprinted with the permission of Business Law News. @ 2011.

While the existence of the Expedited Jury Trial Act will not prevent disputes from occurring in the future, its provisions offer intelligent ways to think about how to draft agreements to avoid many of the expensive features of litigation and arbitration.

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Michael A. Geibelson


Managing Partner, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley Offices

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