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Arbitration Awards

A.7002 (AM Titone) / S.5798 (Sen. Fuschillo) - Provides for the vacating of an arbitration award on the ground that the arbitrator was affiliated in any way with any party, or has a financial interest directly or indirectly in any party or in the outcome of the arbitration.

  • Report opposing legislation by the Committee on Arbitration, December 2011.

Attorney Fees

A.5275 (AM Titone) / S.1546 (Sen. Sampson) - Authorizes an attorney to attach a lien to awards and settlement proceeds received by his or her client through alternative dispute resolution or settlement.

  • Proposed amendments to the Judiciary Law Sections 475 and 475-a , November 2008.
  • Report in support of legislation by the Committee on Professional Responsibility, the Committee on Arbitration and the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Reissued April 2011.
  • "Statement of the New York City Bar Association on Amendment to the Lien Law" - 44th Street Blog,October 4, 2012
  • Signed by Governor, Chp. 478 - October 3, 2012

Revised Uniform Arbitration Act

A.7826 (M. of A. Bing) / S.4148 (Sen. Volker) – would amend the civil practice law and rules, the administrative code of the city of New York, the New York city civil court act, the general business law, the uniform distract court act, the labor law, the education law and the executive law, in relation to arbitration proceedings and repeal article 75 of the civil practice law.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, May 2007.






For a full list of committee reports, click here.