Finding that an arbitrator manifestly disregarded the express terms of a collective bargaining agreement which governed a labor dispute, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey took the “drastic” step of vacating the arbitrator’s decision. Acknowledging the strict standard that must be met to overturn an arbitrator’s award, the Court explained that vacatur, although “rarely invoked,” may be appropriate when an arbitrator ignores, alters or amends unambiguous provisions of a contract. In granting the petitioner’s request to vacate the award, the Court found, among other things, that the arbitrator substituted his own personal interpretation of a crucial and unambiguous contractual term instead of applying the definition expressly provided in the agreement between the parties. (Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County v. JNESO, 2007 WL 1040961 (D.N.J. Apr. 5, 2007))