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Arbitration. Enforcement of Arbitration Award. Attorneys' Fees. Seventh Circuit affirms enforcement of arbitration award and awards attorneys' fees against the appealing party for prolonging the litigation

USA - January 22 2018 In September 2012, Hyatt Franchising, LLC ("Hyatt") and Shen Zhen New World I ("Shen Zhen") entered into an agreement under which Shen Zhen committed...


A Game Of Inches: Seventh Circuit Says No To “Foot Long Subs” Class Action Settlement On Grounds That It Yields Fees For Class Counsel And Nothing For The Class

USA - September 20 2017 On August 25, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals offered a Stern reminder of its distaste for “hollow class-action settlements” that benefit...


International Service via the Postal Service: The U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Hague Service Convention Does Not Prohibit Service of Process by Mail Abroad

USA - June 16 2017 Prior to May 22, 2017, there was a split among U.S. federal appellate courts as to whether service of process abroad, through postal channels, is...


District court denies motion to compel arbitration where an arbitration clause was contradicted by a choice of forum clause in one agreement, and where Defendants were not parties to the agreement containing the other arbitration clause

USA - May 24 2017 Plaintiff Pei Chuang entered into two agreements as part of what he expected would be the purchase of pre-initial public offering shares in a Chinese...

David Zaslowsky, Grant Hanessian.


US court confirms international arbitral award against non-signatory.

USA - April 19 2017 Petitioner, Trina Solar US, Inc. (“Trina”), is a California company that manufactures and sells solar panels. In 2012, Trina began negotiations with...