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February 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2017

Four of the eight court cases we report on below in our February 2017 monthly update of IC misclassification cases


Enforcement of foreign arbitral award. Fifth Circuit reverses district court order refusing to enforce Philippine arbitral award as contrary to U.S. public policy protecting seamen.
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

Plaintiff Lito Martinez Asignacion ("Asignacion"), a citizen and resident of the Philippines, signed a contract to work as a seaman aboard a vessel


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


Marine, trade and energy - Autumn 2015
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • December 4 2015

London International Shipping Week (LISW) 2015 built on the success of previous years, offering a stellar line-up of events with something of


“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


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


When multiple parties seek the attachment of the same cargo via both federal and state courts, the first to serve proper papers wins
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2016

In Stemcor USA Inc v America Metals Trading LLP, the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently considered the attachment of 9,000


Vacating an Arbitration Award: An Uphill Battle
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • February 29 2016

In Zurich Am. Ins. Co. v. Team Tankers A.S., No. 14-4036-CV, 2016 WL 336078 (2d Cir. Jan. 28, 2016), the Second Circuit Court of Appeal recently


SDNY holds vacatur for manifest disregard requires intentional defiance of the law
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • December 10 2015

In NS United Kaiun Kaisha Ltd. v. Cogent Fibre Inc., No. 15 Civ. 1784, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91858 (S.D.N.Y. July 14, 2015), the U.S. District Court


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