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Emerson B. Luke is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.

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Alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) – such as mediation and arbitration  – has long been an attractive alternative to litigating disputes in court, especially for parties hoping to arrive at a swift resolution.  Now, given the unprecedented backlog in California courts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as uncertainty related to re-initiation of jury trials, ADR may become an increasingly favorable option – particularly for those in the cannabis industry.  According to the 2019 Annual Report and Financial Statements published by American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), cannabis-related cases have seen more growth (225%) than any other category of AAA’s 9,737 business-to-business… Continue Reading Using ADR for Cannabis Disputes

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Emerson B. Luke is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.