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Claimants in London arbitration obtained ex parte district court order pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782 compelling discovery from the U.S. affiliates of the respondent in the arbitration.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 29 2015

Owl Shipping, LLC and Oriole Shipping, LLC (“Petitioners”), the owners of the vessels MV Owl and MV Oriole, entered into time-charter agreements

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

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

Federal court calls for clear showing of intent in maritime arbitration clauses
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made several key rulings about determining the scope of a maritime arbitration agreement in its decision in the case of Cape Flattery Ltd. v. Titan Maritime, LLC issued on July 26, 2011

Court rejects attempt to attach electronic funds transfer
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2010

In Allied Maritime, Inc. v. Descatrade SA, 620 F.3d 70 (2d Cir. 2010), the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York that prohibited the process of maritime attachment and garnishment (PMAG) to secure a putative foreign arbitral award

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."

Single notice of arbitration given under ten bills of lading held to commence ten separate arbitrations rather than a single consolidated arbitration
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2010

Easybiz Investments v Sinograin Chinatex 2010 EWHC 2656 related to arbitration proceedings commenced in relation to ten bills of lading

Court orders party to pay attorney’s fees and costs related to opposing party’s motion to confirm arbitral award
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2009

Rhonda Enterprises S.A. (“Rhonda”), a vessel owner, entered into a charter party agreement with certain charterers, Projector S.A. and Projector Asia Pte. Ltd for the carriage of goods from Taiwan to Singapore (collectively, “Projector”

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

Court confirms award over arguments of “manifest disregard,” “evident partiality,” and “corruption”
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • USA
  • November 25 2014

A transported liquid chemical had been found degraded after shipping from Texas to South Korea. The chemical company contended that the shipper was