Sixth Circuit Holds that the “Amount in Controversy” in a Petition to Challenge an Arbitration Award……

Hale v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, No. 20-33412 (6th Cir. Dec. 15, 2020) [click for opinion]

Dissatisfied with several disciplinary actions taken against him at work, Plaintiff Richard Hale sought recourse against his employer, Defendant Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”). Hale brought a case in arbitration, but the arbitrator awarded no damages. Hale then filed suit seeking to vacate the arbitration award pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA“).

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