Courts Confirm Awards Finding Sufficient Support In Record: New Jersey Reg'l Council of Carpenters v. Patock Constr. Co., Case No. 08-4952 (USDC D.N.J. Mar. 11, 2009) (sufficient basis to find that respondent improperly subcontracted with a non-signatory subcontractor and lost work opportunity damages were proper); Tlumacki v. CAN Ins. Cos., No. A-4024-05T5 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Mar. 31, 2009) (sufficient evidentiary basis for the award existed and no showing of impartiality).

Confirming Awards Based On Arbitrator’s Interpretation Of Agreement: Blair Commc'ns, Inc. v. Int'l Bhd. of Elec. Workers, Local Union No. 5, Case No. 07-162 (W.D. Pa. Mar. 26, 2009) (“work preservation” agreement in collective bargaining agreement did not violate public policy); Global Reinsurance Corp. of Am. v. Argonaut Ins. Co., Case No. 07-7514 (USDC S.D.N.Y. Mar. 23, 2009) (arbitrator employed a plausible construction of reinsurance treaties’ definition of “loss occurrence,” and properly applied “follow the fortunes” doctrine).

Requests To Vacate: McQueen-Starling v. UnitedHealth Group, Inc., Case No. 08-4885 (USDC S.D.N.Y. Mar. 20, 2009) (remanding to arbitrator for clarification of unaddressed “retaliation claim” in discrimination case); Int'l Longshoremen’s Ass'n (Local 1575) v. Horizon Lines, Inc., Case. No. 08-1530 (USDC D.P.R. Mar. 16, 2008) (award “does not suffer from inanition or manifest errors of law”); Jones v. PPG Indus. Inc., Case No. 07-1537 (USDC W.D. Pa. Mar. 13, 2009) (no manifest disregard of law); Williams v. Mexican Rest. Inc., Case No. 05-841 (USDC E.D.Tex. Mar. 18, 2009) (confirming award since errors of fact did not justify vacating awards; see March 25, 2009 post); Kesterson v. NCO Portfolio Mgmt. Inc., Case No. 08-182 (USDC N.D. Ind. Mar. 27, 2009) (adopting Report and Recommendation that petition to vacate award be granted following entry of default judgment for defendant’s failure to appear).

Miscellaneous: A. Bauer Mech. Inc. v. Joint Arbitration Bd. of the Plumbing Contractors’ Ass'n, No. 06-3936 (7th Cir. Mar. 25, 2009) (affirming default judgment for failure to respond to counterclaim to enforce arbitration board’s ruling; Caraballo v. City of Chicago, Case No. 07-2807 (USDC N.D. Ill. Mar. 18, 2009) (requiring plaintiffs to arbitrate consolidated FLSA claims); Laundry, Dry Cleaning Workers & Allied Indus. Health Fund v. Jung Sun Laundry Group Corp Case, No. 08-2771 (USDC E.D.N.Y. Mar. 16, 2007) (adopting Report and Recommendation that award be confirmed; respondent failed to appear at arbitration and confirmation proceedings and no manifest disregard of law).