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Tenth Circuit Affirms Arbitration Award in Soaring Victory for Jet Engine Manufacturer

Williams International designs, manufactures, and services small jet engines. In May 2013, Dodson International Parts Inc., a company that sells...

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Seventh Circuit Concludes That Arbitration Clause That Waives ERISA Remedies Is Invalid

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently concluded that an arbitration clause that prohibited claimants from seeking or receiving any...

Carlton Fields
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Beijing Court Upholds Arbitration Clause Designating Non-Existent Arbitral Institution

In Sichuan Daiyalan Trading v Hong Kong New Wish Electronics (Fourth Intermediate People's Court of Beijing, 19 March 2021), the...

White & Case
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National Defense Authorization Act Amends SCRA to Restrict Use of Arbitration Agreements and Waivers of…

In addition to amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act dealing with the reporting of adverse information on servicemembers by...

Ballard Spahr
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Fifth Circuit Holds Prior Waiver of Right to Arbitrate State Law Claims Does Not Waive Right to Compel Arbitration…

In protracted litigation springing from the sale of “free” credit reports that “were not really free,” the Fifth Circuit Court...

Carlton Fields
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Seventh Circuit Finds Collective Bargaining Agreement Arbitration Clause Not ‘Sufficiently Specific’

Considering an airline’s appeal, the Seventh Circuit in Cloutier v. GoJet Airlines LLC, provided additional guidance about what is needed...

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District Court Refuses to Vacate Award Annulled at The Seat of Arbitration Because It Would Offend Basic Standards of…

In 2005, Compañía de Inversiones Mercantiles S.A. (“CIMSA”), Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. (“GCC S.A.B.”) and GCC Latinoamérica,...

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Federal Court in Florida Rules That Federal Arbitration Act Exclusion Does Not Apply to Uber Drivers

On June 1, 2021 the Southern District of Florida granted the motion by Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) to compel arbitration,...

Epstein Becker Green
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Federal Circuit: Contractual Arbitration Agreements Don’t Bind PTAB Institution Decisions

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an order declining to intervene in inter partes review (IPR)...

McDermott Will & Emery
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California Ban on Mandatory Arbitration Clears Ninth Circuit Hurdle

The fight between business groups and California officials over mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts deepened Wednesday after a divided...

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Second Circuit Affirms Denial of Motions to Compel Arbitration in Suit Against Trump Corp. and Trump Family

The Second Circuit recently affirmed the denial of motions to compel arbitration filed by, inter alia, the Trump Corp. and...

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Restauranteur Stands on Principle and Prevails After Six Years of Litigation

After six years of litigation, the California Supreme Court denied review of a Court of Appeal decision that affirmed an...

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Ecuador is Now Officially a Contracting State of The ICSID Convention

On June 30, 2021, Ecuador’s Constitutional Court (Constitutional Court) held that President Guillermo Lasso had the power to ratify the...

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Iraq Ratifies Mauritius Convention On Transparency In Investor State Arbitration

Iraq has become the latest state to ratify the Mauritius Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (the Mauritius Convention),...

Herbert Smith Freehills
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Chinese Arbitration Award Confirmed Despite US Company’s Claim of Unfair Treatment Stemming…

The Northern District of New York confirmed this month an arbitration award made in June 2018 by the China International...

Carlton Fields
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Massachusetts Uber Drivers Face Roadblock While Attempting to Avoid Arbitration

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holds that Uber Technologies Inc. drivers are not engaged in interstate commerce...

Securities Arbitration Alert
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Supreme Court of India Paves Way for Enforcement of Emergency Arbitration Awards in India-seated Arbitrations

The Supreme Court of India has ruled that an award made by an Emergency Arbitrator under the SIAC Arbitration Rules...

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Eleventh Circuit Rules FAA Does Not Create Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Brett-Andrew Nelson filed a petition to confirm an arbitration award issued by the Sitcomm Arbitration Association. The award purported to...

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Contract Compelling Arbitration Not Formed Where Parties Submitted Two Different Versions of the Same…

Barry and Donna Rowland (“Rowland”) first enlisted Sandy Morris and her Florida-based firm, Sandy Morris Financial LLC (“SMF”), for financial...

Baker McKenzie
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Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Petition to Confirm “Sham” Arbitration Award

A pro se plaintiff had sought to confirm a $116,313 award by “Sitcomm Arbitration Association,” which had allegedly ruled that...

Carlton Fields
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Court Refuses to Vacate Award Stemming From Workplace Personal Injury

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently refused to vacate an arbitration award stemming from...

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U.S. House Considers Limiting Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Since the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis, which deemed class action waivers in employment agreements permissible,...

Parker Poe
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Eleventh Circuit Declines to Compel Arbitration in Suit Against Rental Car Company Under Arbitration Clause…

The Eleventh Circuit recently declined a rental car company’s attempt to invoke an arbitration clause in Orbitz.com’s terms of use...

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Darrelle Revis Asks the New York Court of Appeals to Hold that the Arbitration Clause of the NFLPA’s…

Going head to head with Darelle Revis in his prime as the NFL’s premier shutdown cornerback was never a quarterback’s...

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Arbitration Demand Letter Constitutes a Claim Requiring Timely Notice

Applying Arizona law, a federal district court has held that an insured’s failure to provide notice of an arbitration demand...

Wiley Rein LLP
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Renewed Warning to Massachusetts Employers: Arbitration Agreements Must Be ‎Thoughtfully Composed

In an unusual procedural context, Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts...

Locke Lord
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International Arbitration in Australia: ACICA Releases 2021 Edition of Arbitration Rules

Australia’s premier international dispute resolution institution, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), released its 2021 Edition of its...

K&L Gates
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Eighth Circuit Holds Claims Against Parent Company Were Precluded by Prior Arbitration Award…

Cellphone network developer Daredevil Inc. brought an action in a Missouri federal district court against Chinese technology firm ZTE Corp.,...

Carlton Fields
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Appeals Court: Arbitration Won’t Shield Trump From Lawsuit

Former President Donald Trump and his three eldest children can’t force a lawsuit into arbitration that was brought by people...

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Court Compels Employment Dispute to Arbitration, Rejecting Defenses That Arbitration Clause…

The dispute surrounded the employee’s termination due to an inability to be physically present at the workplace. The employee filed...

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