The Federal Arbitration Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1925 that governs arbitration in contracts implicating interstate commerce. The Act applies in both federal and state courts.
RECENT CASE SUMMARIES -
GOOD NEWS FOR ARBITRATORS FROM THE SUPREME COURT?
Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, 133 S. Ct. 2064 (2013).
In a non-reinsurance case, the United States Supreme Court recently...more
In a post last week, we noted a recent trend of federal courts strongly enforcing employment arbitration agreements under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”)....more
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Recent Case Summaries
- Recent Speeches and Publications
- Excerpt from Recent Case Summaries:
CALIFORNIA FEDERAL COURT GRANTS MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF REINSURANCE DOCUMENTS AND...more
On May 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit resolved an inconsistency in the circuit regarding the standard a court should apply when deciding a motion to compel arbitration. Guidotti v. Legal Helpers Debt...more
Resolving an issue "of utmost importance" that has divided the district courts, the Third Circuit yesterday clarified the legal standards that district courts should apply in deciding a motion to compel arbitration....more
With the Supreme Court last year strengthening the case for the arbitratrion of non-compete disputes, count me in as one who is fairly confident we're going to see businesses utilizing such clauses more in employment and...more
The Tenth Circuit this week refused to consider a plaintiff’s substantive arguments about its right to arbitrate because it found abstention was appropriate under the Colorado River doctrine. D.A. Osguthorpe Family P’ship v....more
In This Issue:
- Southern District of New York Orders Arbitration Panel to Proceed with Umpire Selection:
Finding the Federal Arbitration Act mandates that a provision in a reinsurance agreement establishing a...more
Often, when a plaintiff files a lawsuit, there’s an arbitration agreement somewhere in his or her personnel file. And, unbeknownst to the plaintiff’s counsel, the claims brought actually should be arbitrated—not litigated....more