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Arbitration award roundup

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
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  • USA
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  • July 30 2014

Following is a selection of some of the recent decisions concerning requests to confirm, vacate or modify arbitration awards: Evident Partiality

California Supreme Court upholds use of class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements, but PAGA claims may not be waived

  • Cooley LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

In a prior Alert dated June 11, 2012, we reported on a California appellate court decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC

US appeals court says collective action waiver in separation agreement unenforceable as improper limit on FLSA rights

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

As we've reported here and here, recent decisions from the US Supreme Court, federal appellate courts, and more recently, even the California Supreme

District court rules that plaintiff's "public policy" defense is not a legitimate defense under the New York Convention at the arbitration-enforcement stage, and grants defendant's motion to compel arbitration

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2014

Plaintiff Micko Azavedo, an Indian citizen, sued Defendant Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. ("Royal Caribbean") claiming that he was injured while

District court compels arbitration of maritime contract dispute after respondent failed to appoint its arbitrator and failed to participate in the instant judicial proceeding

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2014

The parties entered into two "charter parties," which are contracts by which ship owners lease their vessels to merchants. Each charter party

Second Circuit raises the threshold required to show personal jurisdiction over a corporate defendant in New York, insisting that the defendant must be “at home” in the jurisdiction rather than simply “doing business” there

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2014

Sonera Holding B.V. (“Sonera”), a Dutch holding corporation, brought suit in the Southern District of New York to enforce a final arbitration award

Texas Supreme Court vacates $26 million arbitration award and reverses Court of Appeal’s decision imposing requirement for selection of arbitrators

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2014

Nearly ten years after arbitration proceedings commenced involving a claim arising from the purchase and sale of various insurance companies, the

Latin American truth commissions: confronting the past

  • White & Case LLP
  • -
  • Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, USA
  • -
  • July 29 2014

Latin America is a vibrant participant in the multipolar world. In the two decades since a wave of economic and policy changes swept the region, most

Federal district court upholds foreign reinsurer’s right to remove action to federal court

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2014

The Court for the Middle District of Louisiana upheld a magistrate's ruling denying a motion to remand filed by the Louisiana Commerce and Trade

Saskatchewan Labour Arbitrator rules that employers are not required to provide sick leave benefits immediately upon receipt of a doctor’s note

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • July 26 2014

On March 10, 2014, Saskatchewan Labour Arbitrator Daniel Ish decided a policy grievance relating to the management of Saskatchewan