Volume 3, Number 7

August 31, 2009

Binding Mandatory Arbitration Scrutinized
Dennis Cuevas, Project Director and Chief Counsel, Consumer Protection
In 1925, Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act, which allowed merchants of equal bargaining power to agree to arbitration after a dispute arose and mutually choose an arbitrator to resolve the dispute. For many companies, arbitration was conceived as an informal, expedited process for resolving routine disputes, without having to turn to the courts for resolution. Soon thereafter, arbitration expanded to a wide range of contractual issues.
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Employee Spotlight
Mark Anderson
When Mark Anderson joined the NAAG staff as director of information technology in 2005, he felt as though he had that opportunity to make a difference. He uses his myriad of tech savvy skills to ensure that all communications are running smoothly and to maintain the entire computer system infrastructure.
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Recent Decisions Affecting the Powers and Duties of State Attorneys General
Emily Myers, Antitrust and Special Projects Counsel
This is another in our series reporting on recent decisions from across the country affecting the powers and duties of state Attorneys General.
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CWAG 2009 Annual Conference
The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) convened its Annual Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho on Aug. 2 - 5. It was preceded by the two-day Alliance Partnership Conference which brought 25 Attorneys General from Mexico, led by Eduardo Median Mora Icaza, the Mexico Attorney General. They met with the CWAG Attorneys General and discussed issues focusing upon drug and gun smuggling, money laundering, and human trafficking across the U.S. Mexican border.
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2014 Chief Deputies/Chiefs of Staff Meeting

April 23 - 25, 2014
San Diego, CA
Contact: Jeffrey Hunter

Persuasive Legal Writing

April 23 - 25, 2014
National Advocacy Center, Columbia, SC
Contact: Judy McKee

Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Louisville, KY

April 25, 2014
Louisville Metro Police Department, LMPD Training Academy
Contact: Judy McKee

National Cybercrime Conference

April 28 - 30, 2014
Sheraton Four Points, Norwood, MA
Contact: Hedda Litwin

Representation of State Agencies

April 29 - 30, 2014
Louisville, KY
Contact: Bill Malloy

NAGTRI/RWJF Public Health Fellowship Program

May 1 - 2, 2014
Washington, DC and New York City, NY
Contact: Jeanette Manning