In this non-insurance case, the party which lost in arbitration sought to have the award vacated under the Federal Arbitration Act on the basis that the panel had exceeded its authority. This opinion contains a good discussion of this standard for vacating an award on this basis in the Third Circuit. The standard is whether the award is “completely irrational” and “draws its essence” from the underlying agreement. “In considering the arbitrator’s interpretation of the contract, the question becomes whether “the interpretation can in any rational way be derived from the agreement, viewed in the light of its language, its context, and any other indicia of the parties’ intention.” Exxon Shipping Co. v. Exxon Seamen’s Union, 73 F.3d 1287, 1295 (3d Cir. 1996).” Finding that the motion to vacate the award was, in reality, merely a challenge to the arbitrators’ factual and legal determinations, the court denied the motion to vacate and confirmed the award. Southco, Inc. v. Reell Precision Manufacturing Corp., Case No. 08-189 (USDC E.D. Pa. May 27, 2008).