Related to Governing Law; (i)Arbitration
Governing Law; Arbitration This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to the choice of law provisions. Any dispute under this Agreement or any Exhibit attached hereto shall be submitted to arbitration under the American Arbitration Association (the "AAA") in New York City, New York, and shall be finally and conclusively determined by the decision of a board of arbitration consisting of three (3) members (hereinafter referred to as the "Board of Arbitration") selected as according to the rules governing the AAA. The Board of Arbitration shall meet on consecutive business days in New York City, New York, and shall reach and render a decision in writing (concurred in by a majority of the members of the Board of Arbitration) with respect to the amount, if any, which the losing party is required to pay to the other party in respect of a claim filed. In connection with rendering its decisions, the Board of Arbitration shall adopt and follow the laws of the State of New York. To the extent practical, decisions of the Board of Arbitration shall be rendered no more than thirty (30) calendar days following commencement of proceedings with respect thereto. The Board of Arbitration shall cause its written decision to be delivered to all parties involved in the dispute. The Board of Arbitration shall be authorized and is directed to enter a default judgment against any party refusing to participate in the arbitration proceeding within thirty days of any deadline for such participation. Any decision made by the Board of Arbitration (either prior to or after the expiration of such thirty (30) calendar day period) shall be final, binding and conclusive on the parties to the dispute, and entitled to be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law and entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The prevailing party shall be awarded its costs, including attorneys' fees, from the non-prevailing party as part of the arbitration award. Any party shall have the right to seek injunctive relief from any court of competent jurisdiction in any case where such relief is available. The prevailing party in such injunctive action shall be awarded its costs, including attorney's fees, from the non-prevailing party.
Governing Law; Venue; Arbitration This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. Any dispute involving or affecting this Agreement or the services to be performed shall be determined and resolved by binding arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association.
Governing Law; Disputes This Agreement shall in all respects be construed, governed, applied and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof and shall be deemed to be an agreement made pursuant to the laws of the State of New York entered into in the State of New York. The parties hereby consent to and submit to personal jurisdiction over each of them by the courts of the State of New York in any action or proceeding, waive personal service of any and all process and specifically consent that in any such action or proceeding any service of process may be effectuated upon any of them by certified mail, return receipt requested, in accordance with paragraph C of this Article 14. The parties agree, further, that the prevailing party in any action or proceeding as determined by the tribunal making the final and nonappealable determination of the matter in dispute, shall be entitled to reimbursement of all of its reasonable fees, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, legal fees and disbursements, in connection with such matter. In connection with the tribunal’s determination for the purpose of which party, if any, is the prevailing party, the tribunal shall take into account all of the factors and circumstances including, without limitation, the relief sought, and by whom, and the relief, if any, awarded, and to whom. In addition, and notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, a party shall not be deemed to be the prevailing party in a claim seeking monetary damages unless the amount of the final determination exceeds the amount offered in a writing by the other party by fifteen percent (15%) or more. For example, if the party initiating a claim (“A”) seeks damages of $100,000 plus costs and expenses, and the other party (“B”) has offered A $50,000 prior to the commencement of the proceeding, if the tribunal awards any amount less than $57,500 to A, the tribunal should determine that B has prevailed.
Governing Law and Arbitration 9.1 The interpretation, construction and enforcement of this Agreement, and all rights and obligations between the Parties hereunder, shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand, provided, however, that nothing herein shall relieve the Parties from the applicable requirements of the U.S. Shipping Act of 1984, codified at 46 U.S.C. § 40101 et seq.
Governing Law Disputes Arbitration (a) This Agreement is governed by and is to be construed, administered and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof. If under such law, any portion of this Agreement is at any time deemed to be in conflict with any applicable statute, rule, regulation, ordinance or principle of law, such portion shall be deemed to be modified or altered to the extent necessary to conform thereto or, if that is not possible, to be omitted from this Agreement; and the invalidity of any such portion shall not affect the force, effect and validity of the remaining portion hereof.
Governing Law; Dispute Resolution This Agreement, and all matters arising directly or indirectly from this Agreement, shall be governed by, and construed and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to the choice of law provisions thereof. Any unresolved controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, except (i) as otherwise provided in this Agreement or (ii) with respect to which a party seeks injunctive or other equitable relief, shall be submitted to arbitration by one arbitrator. In connection with any arbitration conducted pursuant to this Agreement, an arbitrator will be selected in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) then in effect. The arbitration proceedings shall take place in New York City, in accordance with the rules of the AAA then in effect, and judgment upon any award rendered in such arbitration will be binding and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. There shall be limited discovery prior to the arbitration hearing as follows: (a) exchange of witness lists and copies of documentary evidence and documents relating to or arising out of the issues to be arbitrated, (b) depositions of all party witnesses and (c) such other depositions as may be allowed by the arbitrators upon a showing of good cause. Depositions shall be conducted in accordance with the New York Code of Civil Procedure. The arbitrator shall be required to provide in writing to the parties the basis for the award or order of such arbitrator. A court reporter shall record all hearings, with such record constituting the official transcript of such proceedings. Each party will bear its own costs in respect of any disputes arising under this Agreement. The arbitrator shall be directed to award the arbitrator’s compensation charges and the administrative fees of the AAA to the prevailing party. The parties knowingly and voluntarily agree to this arbitration provision and acknowledge that arbitration shall be instead of any civil litigation, meaning that the parties each are waiving any rights to a jury trial. Each of the parties to this Agreement consents to personal jurisdiction and venue for any equitable action sought in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and any state court in the State of New York that is located in New York County (and in the appropriate appellate courts from any of the foregoing).
Arbitration; Governing Law This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia applicable to agreements made in and wholly to be performed in that jurisdiction, except for matters arising under the Act or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which matters shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with such laws. Any controversy or claim arising out of or related to the Transaction Documents or the breach thereof, shall be settled by binding arbitration in Atlanta, Georgia in accordance with the Expedited Procedures (Rules 53-57) of the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"). A proceeding shall be commenced upon written demand by Company or any Investor to the other. The arbitrator(s) shall enter a judgment by default against any party, which fails or refuses to appear in any properly noticed arbitration proceeding. The proceeding shall be conducted by one (1) arbitrator, unless the amount alleged to be in dispute exceeds two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000), in which case three (3) arbitrators shall preside. The arbitrator(s) will be chosen by the parties from a list provided by the AAA, and if they are unable to agree within ten (10) days, the AAA shall select the arbitrator(s). The arbitrators must be experts in securities law and financial transactions. The arbitrators shall assess costs and expenses of the arbitration, including all attorneys' and experts' fees, as the arbitrators believe is appropriate in light of the merits of the parties' respective positions in the issues in dispute. Each party submits irrevocably to the jurisdiction of any state court sitting in Atlanta, Georgia or to the United States District Court sitting in Georgia for purposes of enforcement of any discovery order, judgment or award in connection with such arbitration. The award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding upon the parties and may be enforced in any court having jurisdiction. The arbitration shall be held in such place as set by the arbitrator(s) in accordance with Rule 55. Although the parties, as expressed above, agree that all claims, including claims that are equitable in nature, for example specific performance, shall initially be prosecuted in the binding arbitration procedure outlined above, if the arbitration panel dismisses or otherwise fails to entertain any or all of the equitable claims asserted by reason of the fact that it lacks jurisdiction, power and/or authority to consider such claims and/or direct the remedy requested, then, in only that event, will the parties have the right to initiate litigation respecting such equitable claims or remedies. The forum for such equitable relief shall be in either a state or federal court sitting in Atlanta, Georgia. Each party waives any right to a trial by jury, assuming such right exists in an equitable proceeding, and irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of said Georgia court. Georgia law shall govern both the proceeding as well as the interpretation and construction of this Agreement and the transaction as a whole.
Arbitration and Governing Law ANY UNRESOLVED DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY BETWEEN EMPLOYEE AND THE COMPANY ARISING UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE SETTLED EXCLUSIVELY BY ARBITRATION, CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION THEN IN EFFECT. THE COMPANY WILL BEAR THE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF ANY ARBITRATION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THE ARBITRATOR'S FEES. THE ARBITRATOR SHALL NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ADD TO, DETRACT FROM, OR MODIFY ANY PROVISION HEREOF. THE ARBITRATOR SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ORDER REMEDIES WHICH EMPLOYEE COULD OBTAIN IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION, INCLUDING BACK-PAY, SEVERANCE COMPENSATION, REIMBURSEMENT OF COSTS, INCLUDING THOSE INCURRED TO ENFORCE THIS AGREEMENT, AND INTEREST THEREON IN THE EVENT THE ARBITRATOR DETERMINES THAT EMPLOYEE WAS TERMINATED WITHOUT DISABILITY OR GOOD CAUSE, AS DEFINED HEREIN, OR THAT THE COMPANY HAS OTHERWISE MATERIALLY BREACHED THIS AGREEMENT. A DECISION BY THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE IN WRITING AND WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED ON THE ARBITRATOR'S AWARD IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION. THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING SHALL BE HELD IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, THE COMPANY SHALL BE ENTITLED TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF FROM ANY COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION, WITHOUT THE NEED TO RESORT TO ARBITRATION IN THE EVENT THAT EMPLOYEE VIOLATES SECTIONS 5(b), 5(c), 5(d) OR 5(e) OF THIS AGREEMENT. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL IN ALL RESPECTS BE CONSTRUCTED ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.
GOVERNING LAW; DISPUTES SUBMITTED TO ARBITRATION All disputes arising under this agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to principles of conflict of laws. The parties to this agreement will submit all disputes arising under this agreement to arbitration in Boston, Massachusetts before a single arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). The arbitrator shall be selected by application of the rules of the AAA, or by mutual agreement of the parties, except that such arbitrator shall be an attorney admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. No party to this agreement will challenge the jurisdiction or venue provisions as provided in this section. No party to this agreement will challenge the jurisdiction or venue provisions as provided in this section. Nothing contained herein shall prevent the party from obtaining an injunction.
Governing Law, Dispute Resolution and Venue This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Idaho applicable to agreements made and not to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflicts of laws principles.