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SCOTUS Holds That Transportation Worker Need Not Work in Transportation Industry to Qualify for FAA Section 1 Exemption

On April 12, 2024, in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries St., LLC (“Bissonnette”), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously resolved a split in the U.S. Courts of Appeal concerning the scope of the exemption in Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) for "contracts of employment of seamen, railroad employees, or any other class of workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce." Read More

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Arbitration practitioners and neutrals alike are familiar with the abundant case law setting a high bar for losing parties seeking to avoid enforcement of a foreign arbitration award under the New York Convention. Read More

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Select Your Decision Maker! (Part II)

As part of its continuing “debunkery” mission to set the record straight about the advantages that commercial arbitration offers over litigation, the Aardvark asks and answers the following two questions. Read More

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Appeals Court Swats Party Who Cheated in Arbitration

t has been a while since you heard from me, but a recent case caught my attention. In Nuvasive, Inc. v. Absolute Medical, LLC, No.22-10214, the 11th Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision to overturn an arbitration award more than three months after the statutory deadline to challenge the award.  Read More

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SCOTUS Requires Stay of Proceedings Pending Interlocutory Appeals of Orders Denying Arbitration

Section 16(a) of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) authorizes an interlocutory appeal from a federal district court order denying a motion to compel arbitration. On Friday, June 23, 2023, a sharply-divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Coinbase, Inc. v. Abraham Bielski (No. 22–105) that if such an interlocutory appeal is filed, the order denying the motion to compel arbitration must be stayed pending the outcome of the appeal. Read More

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Select Your Dispute Decision-Maker!

Commercial arbitration offers disputants distinct advantages that are not available in court. The principal one is party autonomy and self-determination. Nothing illustrates that concept better than the disputants’ ability in commercial arbitration to select the person who will hear and decide their dispute. Read More

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