Negotiating contracts can be downright messy. By the time you agree to major business terms, you may not want to argue the “small stuff.” Jurisdiction, for example: that’s just meaningless lawyer-talk, you think. Or venue: whatever that is, it can’t be important, you say. And choice of law: the law is the same everywhere, right?.
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Lawsuits involve a bit of procedural jockeying – substitution, consent to a magistrate judge, removal, picking a mediator. In arbitration, everything is up for grabs. Parties choose the arbitrators, set discovery’s scope, decide the hearing rules, and even choose the form of decision. If the arbitration agreement is basic, parties can challenge the arbitration locale.
Imagine that you are the owner of a company that sells used manufacturing equipment. Over the years, you have sold a couple pieces of a certain type of equipment to a company, so when that type of used equipment came into your inventory, you called up the company and told them what you knew about.
Many clients use the Wisconsin circuit court website, known as “CCAP,” wcca.wicourts.gov, to obtain information about state civil and criminal court cases. CCAP information includes a case’s parties, judge, a list history, and status. One using CCAP, however, must be careful to avoid liability by unwittingly using such information for illegal purposes. For example, a.
One of the interesting things about practicing real estate law over a period of decades is you get to experience first-hand the various business cycles that make or break business markets. In the early 80’s, with interest rates in double digits and the economy in recession, the commercial real estate market here was in a.