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The “BULK Uruguay” - charterers fail to establish anticipatory breach of contract
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2014

In the recent case of the "BULK URUGUAY", the Court examined whether anticipatory breach of contract can arise purely on the basis of future


Supreme Court rules class arbitration not allowed when agreement is silent
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2010

On April 27, 2010 the US Supreme Court decided that class arbitration is permissible only when the parties to a contract specifically agree


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


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”


Transport Sector Update: shipping, ports and logistics - U.S. Koehler proceeding as a method of enforcing LMAA arbitration awards
  • Eversheds LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2013

Since the economic downturn, the maritime community has experienced a steady rise in the number of disputes between owners and charterers. These


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


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


Federal court avoids arbitration in shipping case
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 7 2012

Many parties insert arbitration clauses mandating arbitration in the event of a dispute in commercial agreements


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


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