Volume 7 (2010) / Issue 28
ABSTRACT: This edition of MAR capitalizes on some unique cases to give readers a broader understanding of arbitration. First, we look at the scope of the arbitral clause within employment arbitration. The Fifth Circuit uses a factually challenging case to draw a bright-line rule and circumscribe even the broadest of clauses. Second, Erica Franzetti from Crowell & Moring helpfully synthesizes the development of a recent line of cases on 28 USC 1782. As our first special contributor, she provides a timely analysis of a fascinating subject. Third, a domestic arbitration gives the Seventh Circuit a chance to expand the scope of 9 USC 5 in the context of the selection of an arbitrator. And finally, the Second Circuit looks at an attempt to confirm an arbitral award against a foreign state. It lays out some helpful rules in the context of personal jurisdiction, and pens an opinion opening interesting questions of due process and the interpretation of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
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