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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
  • 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


Is a charterparty a contract for carriage of goods by water?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 17 2011

Companhia Siderurgica Paulista (COSIPA), BLG’s client, concluded a Gencon-form voyage charterparty with Fednav (disponent owner of the defendant vessel), for the carriage of steel coils from Brazil to the U.S.A. and Canada


“Yes, I Agree”: With a Click, Uber Drivers Can Waive Right To Bring Class Action Suits
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2016

Recently, in a major win for employers and companies that transact business on the internet, the Ninth Circuit upheld the use of arbitration


US Supreme Court: no class arbitration absent party consent
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

On April 27, 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled in Stolt-Nielsen SA, et al. v. AnimalFeeds Int'l Corp. that, under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), compelling arbitrating parties to submit to class arbitration pursuant to an arbitration agreement silent on the subject "is fundamentally at war with the foundational FAA principle that arbitration is a matter of consent."


Court confirms arbitration award in chemical transport dispute finding no manifest disregard of the law
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • June 16 2016

ICC Chemical Corporation sued Nordic Tankers Trading AS concerning a cancelled charter agreement. Per the agreement, Nordic was scheduled to have


Appeals court derails attempt to vacate arbitration award
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2010

Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) and the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) entered into a long-term agreement in 1985 pertaining to the transport of coal


Insured adequately stated bad-faith claim by alleging insurer did not investigate insured’s first-party claim Before demanding arbitration
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2014

In its June 27 opinion in Maslo v. Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held an insured


Norwegian Cruise Line wins UN convention arbitration case
  • Fowler Rodriguez
  • USA
  • November 9 2016

On February 19 2016, following an extensive briefing by both parties, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) secured a legally significant opinion in a Jones


Arbitrator with serious medical condition alone is not a ground for vacating an award
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2015

In Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Team Tankers A.S., petitioner Vinmar International Limited argued, among other things, that the failure of an


UK: WTC aggregation: PONY losses - Simmonds v Gammell
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • November 4 2016

This is another reinsurance aggregation case arising out of the 911 attacks on the World Trade Centre. It is an appeal from arbitration as to whether