Arbitration Provisions In LLC Agreements Are Enforceable, Even If Other Terms Are Not

The Ritz-Carlton Management Company (RCMC) was able to compel arbitration as provided for in a condominium association LLC operating agreement, even though condominium owners alleged the agreement was unconscionable, and that RCMC had committed fraud. (Ritz-Carlton Mgmt. Co. v. Ass’n of Apartment Owners of Kapalua Bay Condo. (D. Haw., 2013), rehearing denied, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-hid-1_13-cv-00055/pdf/USCOURTS-hid-1_13-cv-00055-1.pdf ) The…

Unusual and Unfortunate News For April 1, 2014

April 1 brings interesting and dubious news items to light, and this newsletter preserves them for posterity. Say hello, posterity! You may want to try to forget these:   — Darth Vader is officially registered as a candidate for President of the Ukraine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9h4VA3bc-8 — American Eagle is “launching” an “American Beagle” line of sportswear:…