Trial Date Bumped? Brokered Out? Consider Arbitrating Your Case

By Phil Cutler Cutler Nylander & Hayton PS 1191 Second Avenue Seattle, WA  98101 philcutler@cnhlaw.com 206-340-4600 Philip E. Cutler © 2011     It has undoubtedly happened to you.  It is the week before trial.  You are in the final throes of case preparation.  You are feeling good about the case and your preparation.  You […]

Top Ten Mistakes Lawyers Make In Arbitration And Tips on How to Avoid Them!

By Phil Cutler Cutler Nylander & Hayton PS 1191 Second Avenue Seattle, WA  98101 philcutler@cnhlaw.com 206-340-4600 Philip E. Cutler © 2011     For over 20 years I have presided over or participated as a panelist in hundreds of arbitrations.  Those experiences have shown me the good, the bad and the ugly.  Quite frankly, there […]

Copyright for Architectural Works

Copyright for Architectural Works by Thomas Hayton © 1993-2010 Thomas Hayton. All rights reserved. 1.  Introduction; Nature of Protections 1.1. Copyright 1.2. Moral Rights 1.3. Purpose of This Paper 2. Who Owns the Protection and How Do They Keep It? 2.1. Who is the Author? 2.2. Registration 2.3. Notice of Claim to Copyright 2.4. Transfer, […]

Intricacies of Dispute Resolution Clauses Within International Business Agreements-Key Drafting Considerations

  INTRICACIES OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSES WITHIN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AGREEMENTS – KEY DRAFTING CONSIDERATIONS by Philip E. Cutler Cutler Nylander & Hayton, P.S. 1191 Second Avenue , Suite 1650 Seattle, WA 98101 Telephone: (206) 340-4600 Facsimile: (206) 340-4646 © 2010, Philip E. Cutler Phil Cutler is a principal in the Seattle law firm Cutler Nylander […]

Reclaiming the Promise of Arbitration

By Phil Cutler[1] From the earliest days of the Washington Territory, arbitration has been a recognized method of dispute resolution in our state;[2] the Legislature enacted Washington’s first arbitration act in 1869.[3] Historically, arbitration has been popular, especially among businesses; notwithstanding its higher forum costs (the parties pay not insignificant filing fees and bear the […]