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Supreme Court Clarifies Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in Insolvency Proceedings

In Peace River Hydro Partners v. Petrowest Corp., the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) refused to stay a receiver’s civil...

Baker McKenzie
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Schwab Wins Battle Over Confirmation of FINRA Arbitration Award Predicated on Alleged Discovery Abuses

Charles Schwab & Co. successfully petitioned the Southern District of New York for confirmation of a FINRA arbitration award against...

Reinsurance Focus
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ICSID Publishes 2022 Annual Report

In early October 2022, ICSID published its 2022 Annual Report (available here). The Annual Report provides an overview of ICSID’s...

Herbert Smith Freehills
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Pennsylvania Appellate Court Invalidates Online Arbitration Clause in Hyperlinked ‘Terms and Conditions’

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently invalidated Uber’s use of a mandatory arbitration clause in an online registration page for customers,...

JD Supra
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Denial of Motion to Compel Arbitration Vacated by Second Circuit Due to Insufficient Record Evidence of Presentment of “Scrollwrap Agreement” to Users

Nicole Zachman brought a putative class action against the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (HVCU) for breach of contract and...

Carlton Fields
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Eleventh Circuit Affirms District Court Decision that Non-Signatory Parties May Enforce Arbitration Clauses Under the New York Convention

In 2007, the predecessor of Plaintiff Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC (“Outokumpu”) entered into a series of agreements with F.L. Industries...

Global Arbitration News
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U.S. Supreme Court Gives Boost to Domino’s in Arbitration Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave a boost to Domino's Pizza Inc's (DPZ.N) bid to force delivery drivers to...

Reuters
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Fourth Circuit Dismisses Petition Brought by NLRB to Enforce Settlement and Order

Concluding that the action before it “lacks adverseness” and did not present a case or controversy fit for judicial resolution,...

Reinsurance Focus
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Delhi High Court Sets Aside Billion Dollar ICC Award on Grounds of “Patent Illegality and Fraud”

The Delhi High Court (the "Court") in a recent decision, has set aside a 2015 arbitral award of the International...

Herbert Smith Freehills
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Shohei Ohtani to Make $30 Million in 2023, Record Amount for Arbitration-Eligible Player

Shohei Ohtani has agreed to a $30 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels for the 2023 season in the...

ESPN
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Court Grants Nigeria’s Second § 1782 Application for Discovery in Foreign Proceeding in Dispute Over $10B Arbitration Award Related to Gas Supply Agreement

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the 28 U.S.C. § 1782 application of the...

Carlton Fields
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London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation Publishes New Rules

The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched the London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation (LCAM) in May 2020. This...

Faegre Drinker
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Nurse ‘Trapped’ in Job Sues Over Contract That Punishes Quitters

A staffing agency that serves health-care facilities in New York state was accused in a lawsuit of using hardball legal...

Bloomberg
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Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice to Lead Dispute Resolution Group After Leaving Court

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack will lead an alternative dispute resolution service when she leaves the court...

M Live
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SDNY Compels Arbitration Pursuant to ADR Provision in Contract Governing Disputed Commercial Transaction

Applying the Federal Arbitration Act and recognizing that it “reflects a liberal federal policy favoring arbitration agreements,” the U.S. District...

Reinsurance Focus
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China Steps Up Arbitration of International Business Disputes: Report

China released an annual report on international business arbitration on Monday, which showed that China's status in international arbitration has...

Global Times
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AAA 2022 Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures

The amended AAA Commercial Rules and Mediation Procedures, effective September 1, 2022, represents a two-year endeavor by an internal AAA...

American Arbitration Association (AAA)
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Lawyers For Brian Flores, Other Coaches Blast Idea Of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Leading Arbitration In Racial Bias Lawsuit

Lawyers for three Black NFL coaches alleging racial bias by the league took aim at commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday...

ESPN
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Alleged Witness Coaching via Text in Deposition Was “Discoverable” in Arbitration Proceeding and…

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the confirmation of an arbitration award over protests from a pro se litigant...

Carlton Fields
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Netflix Must Pay Writers Residuals of $42 million

The Writers Guild has scored a $42 million arbitration award against Netflix for unpaid residuals. The arbitration involved the Sandra...

Fox Rothschild LLP
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Second Circuit Concludes That Nigerian Ruling on Enforcement of Arbitration Award Is Entitled to Comity

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently partially refused to enforce a foreign arbitration award on the ground that it...

Reinsurance Focus
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Ex-Cisco Worker Claiming Caste Discrimination Avoids Arbitration

A former Cisco Systems Inc. worker claiming he was a victim of discrimination because of his low caste standing won...

Bloomberg
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Judge Orders Kevin Spacey to Pay Nearly $31 Million to ‘House of Cards’ Production Company

Kevin Spacey will have to pay almost $31 million to Media Rights Capital, the production company behind "House of Cards,"...

CNN
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Michigan Court of Appeals Affirms that, Where an Arbitrators’ Decision is Challenged on Brevity, the Proper Procedure is…

In In Re Romanzi; Kenneth A. Nathan v. Fieger & Fieger, P.C., Nos. 20-2278/21-1004 (Mich. Ct. App. Apr. 8, 2022),...

Global Arbitration News
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Church of Scientology Asks Supreme Court to Enforce Religious Arbitration in Danny Masterson Case

The Church of Scientology has asked the Supreme Court to enforce a religious arbitration agreement that would bar Danny Masterson’s...

Variety
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Court Confirms Foreign Arbitration Award, Notwithstanding Pending Action in Foreign Court Seeking Award’s Annulment

Applying the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, a U.S. federal district court confirmed a Lebanese...

Reinsurance Focus
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It’s Official: CFPB Not Planning to Act on Arbitration

Confirming what we teased in June, the CFPB’s recently-released regulatory agenda shows that the agency does not intend to revisit...

George H. Friedman, Securities Arbitration Alert
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Domino’s Delivery Drivers Challenge Arbitration Clauses after Southwest Airlines Ruling

Over the past four decades, the Supreme Court has issued a long string of decisions interpreting the Federal Arbitration Act...

SCOTUS Blog
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Eighth Circuit Finds “Entire Contract” Challenge Must Be Decided by Arbitrator, Reverses Order Denying Motion to Compel Arbitration

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of...

Carlton Fields
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AAA Case Stats, 1st Quarter 2022: Consumer & Employment Disputes

AAA Award Data is updated quarterly by the American Arbitration Association. This analysis, which covers the first quarter of 2022, is...

Rick Ryder, Securities Arbitration Alert

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