Arbitral Authority

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2014: The Year of Arbitrator Authority

A lot of interesting arbitration law was made this year, on topics from validity to vacatur, but the banner issue was arbitrator authority.  SCOTUS announced that theme for the year with its BG Group decision in March and...more

In re Application of Owl Shipping: Does § 1782 permit discovery to aid foreign arbitral proceedings?

The District of New Jersey has issued a recent opinion highlighting a potential resource for parties engaged in foreign arbitral proceedings – the use of 28 U.S.C. § 1782, which allows parties engaged in foreign proceedings...more

Burr Alert: Doctrinal Split Over Nonparty Discovery In Arbitration Continues

The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) was enacted to ensure the enforceability and validity of arbitration agreements. Through the enactment of this sweeping legislation, Congress signaled its approval of arbitration as a form of...more

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