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Philip Morris’s Second Unlucky Strike Against “Plain Packaging” Laws
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Global, Uruguay, USA
  • July 22 2016

A second try by Philip Morris International, Inc. to challenge “plain packaging” tobacco laws under an investment treaty has failed. Phillip Morris

Frequently Invoked but Rarely Successful: Objections to Non-domestic and Foreign Arbitral Awards in U.S. Federal Courts
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2016

Courts occasionally remind litigants that challenges to arbitral awards, whether motions to vacate or objections to recognition, enforcement or

Arbitrator to Decide Arbitrability of Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim
  • Morris James LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2016

In Angus v. Ajio, C.A. No. 11895-VCG (Del. Ch. May 13, 2016), the plaintiffs sought to enjoin an arbitration initiated against them as officers of

Arbitration Award of $1.5 Million to Xpress Natural Gas, LLC Affirmed by Maine Supreme Judicial Court
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

Recently, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court affirmed an arbitrator’s award of $1.5 million to Xpress Natural Gas, LLC. The court upheld the

Top 5 Things the Financial Industry Needs to do in Response to the CFPB's Proposed Arbitration Rule
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

On May 5, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a long awaited and highly controversial proposed rule that, if adopted

Massachusetts federal court rejects pre-award challenge to party-appointed arbitrator
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

In a recent reinsurance case, a Massachusetts federal court denied a pre-award petition of a cedent to remove the reinsurer's party-appointed

11th Circuit: Make Sure You Hold onto That Agreement to Arbitrate
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

A recent Eleventh Circuit opinion emphasizes the need for good recordkeeping when it comes to seeking to enforce your arbitration agreement. In

New Jersey Court Refuses to Require Arbitration of Employment Dispute Where Language of Agreement Does Not Clearly State Employee is Waiving Right to Jury Trial
  • Bressler, Amery & Ross PC
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

New Jersey courts are not antagonistic to the arbitration of employment disputes. However, as the New Jersey Appellate Division made abundantly clear

Arbitration. Confirmation of Award. Subject Matter Jurisdiction. Fifth Circuit holds that monetary amount sought in underlying arbitration is amount-in-controversy for diversity jurisdiction purposes.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

Thomas Kiebach and the other appellants in this case were investors who suffered financial losses from the R. Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme. They filed