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Sixth Circuit Reverses District Court for Exceeding Its Authority by Ruling on Arbitrability…..

The plaintiff alleged that she was a victim of an illegal predatory loan orchestrated by the defendant’s company. The loan...

Reinsurance Focus Carlton Fields
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Swiss Federal Supreme Court Confirms that Not the Tribunal’s Legal Reasoning, but Only…..

In its decision published 6 January 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (“SFSC”) dismissed a challenge because in its view,...

Global Arbitration News Baker McKenzie
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Iraq Will Become The 168th Signatory to The New York Convention

On March 4, 2021, the Parliament of Iraq passed the “Law on the Accession of the Republic of Iraq to...

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Florida Third DCA Makes Rare Finding Against Arbitrability where Arbitration Clause is Present in Contract

On March 10, 2021, the Florida Third District Court of Appeal made a rare finding against arbitrability where an arbitration...

Rumberger | Kirk
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North Carolina District Court Dismisses Action Where Plaintiff Had Full and Fair Opportunity to Pursue Arbitration Claim

This case arose out of a dispute between the plaintiff and his former employer American National Red Cross for incorrect...

Carlton Fields
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Court Finds Pre-Hearing Nonparty Deposition Subpoenas Permitted by FAA…..

Nonparty Lawrence Satz received an arbitral subpoena in a proceeding between International Seaway Trading Corp. and Target Corp. Satz was...

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SCOTUS Grants Cert. on Whether 28 USC Section 1782 Provides for Discovery in Aid of Foreign Arbitration

The Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a major split on whether 28 USC Section 1782 provides for discovery in...

Securities Arbitration Alert
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Malawi Becomes 167th Contracting State to The New York Convention

Malawi has become the 167th Contracting State to the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign...

Herbert Smith Freehills
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Florida Federal Court to Examine Issues of Alleged Arbitrator Conflicts of Interests in Panama Canal Case

The parties in a $238-million dispute over the construction of the third set of locks for the Panama Canal is...

Fox Rothschild
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West Virginia District Court Rejects DirecTV’s Bid to Compel Arbitration

In 2012, the plaintiff entered into a cellphone service contract with AT&T Mobility in which she agreed to arbitrate all...

Reinsurance Focus Carlton Fields
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Second Circuit: 401(K) Fiduciary Breach Claims Not Subject To Arbitration

In a 2-1 split decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a lower court’s decision that...

Morgan Lewis
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A Record Number Of Cases And Revised Rules At The ICC Underscore The Increasing Appeal Of Arbitration

The International Chamber of Commerce’s (“ICC”) preliminary statistics for 2020 reveal a record total of new arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”)...

Vinson & Elkins
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Fourth Circuit Affirms Denial of Vacatur of Arbitration Award, No Denial of Fair Hearing or Manifest Disregard of Law

A former vice president of a division within Oracle Corp. filed a demand for arbitration against Oracle, claiming that he...

Reinsurance Focus Carlton Fields
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Ninth Circuit Affirms Removal to Federal Court and Order Compelling Arbitration, Construing Forum Selection…

The representative of former stockholders who sold their shares in a leasing corporation pursuant to a stock purchase agreement had...

Reinsurance Focus Carlton Fields
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US HoR passes Protecting the Right to Organize Act, Possibly Limiting Employment Arbitration

On  March 9, 2021, the US House of Representatives passed the proposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act)...

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Second Circuit: Investment Advisor Not Covered by Plaintiff’s Employment Arbitration Agreement

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently concluded that investment advisor Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb must face...

National Law Review
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District Court Denies Motion to Compel Arbitration Over Breach of Fiduciary Duties Claims

Despite the strong federal policy in favor of arbitration, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio recently...

JD Supra
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Ninth Circuit Affirms Arizona District Court’s Dismissal of Frivolous Petition to Compel Arbitration

On June 23, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona dismissed a pro se plaintiff’s petition to...

Carlton Fields
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Massachusetts Court Holds Uber’s Registration Process Did Not Give Reasonable Notice of Arbitration

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Kauders v. Uber Technologies, Inc., No. SCJ-12883 recently held that Uber’s notification of its...

Reinsurance Focus Carlton Fields
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Order Sending Former Mail Sorter to Arbitration Sheds Light on Who is a Transportation Worker

In Sheppard v. Staffmark Investment, LLC,No. 20-cv-05443, Judge Beth Labson Freeman of the Northern District of California examined the application...

BakerHostetler
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Ninth Circuit Holds Public Injunctive Relief May be Pursued by an Individual in Arbitration

A recent Ninth Circuit decision, DiCarlo v. MoneyLion, Inc., 2021 WL 647502 (9th Cir. Feb. 19, 2021), navigated the issues...

Kilpatrick Townsend
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New! ICDR 2021 International Rules Amendments

The amended ICDR International Dispute Resolution Procedures, effective on March 1, 2021, are the result of a year-long effort by an ICDR...

American Arbitration Association
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Ninth Circuit Sends Alexa Surreptitious Recording Case to Arbitration – Tice v. Amazon

A plaintiff claiming Amazon.com Inc.'s voice-activated Alexa devices recorded her private conversations without authorization will have to arbitrate her “surreptitious...

Bloomberg Law
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Robinhood Faces Roughly 90 Lawsuits after GameStop Trading Halt

In the roughly three weeks since Robinhood restricted trading of certain securities, including GameStop, investors have filed more than 90...

CNBC.com
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Seventh Circuit Affirms Wisconsin Federal Court’s Finding That Arbitration Panel’s Decision Was Arbitrary and Capricious Where It Was Contrary to the Evidence in the Record

This case arose out of a grievance filed by Theresa Taylor, a blind vending machine operator, with the Wisconsin Department...

Carlton Fields
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New York District Court Judge Affirms Arbitral Award Arising Out of Dispute Over Royalties Owed to Rapper Snoop Dogg

On January 25, 2021, a New York district court judge affirmed a nearly $2 million arbitration award against French cognac...

White and Williams LLP
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District Court finds it Lacks Personal Jurisdiction where Parties Agreed that Arbitrator would Determine Arbitrability

In CleanSpark Inc. v. Discover Growth Fund, the Court was faced with two contractual provisions, one establishing personal jurisdiction in...

Carlton Fields LLP
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The Singapore Convention on Mediation promises ‘flexible and affordable’ dispute resolution

A welcome addition to the cross-border dispute resolution landscape has gone live

The Global Legal Post
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Court-Ordered Non-binding Arbitration: A Way to Move Your Case Forward During COVID

This article explores an alternative for civil trial attorneys to utilize court-ordered, nonbinding arbitr

Law.com
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Here’s What the CDC Eviction Moratorium Means for Local Renters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a national moratorium on evictions on

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