Citing SCOTUS Precedent, Vermont Supreme Court Holds FAA Applies and Preempts State Law
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

In a case of first impression, the Vermont Supreme Court in a unanimous 5-0 holding – with two “reluctant” occurrences – finds that: 1) the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) is to be construed broadly as to interstate commerce;

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Enforcement of $2 Billion ICSID Award Stayed While Internal Appeal is Pending at Arbitration Forum
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The District Court for the District of Columbia declines for the time being to enforce a $2 billion Award against Egypt because an appellate arbitration proceeding is still pending.

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Fifth Circuit Applies “Look Through” Standard to Removal of Case Seeking to Vacate FINRA Award Under FAA
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The Fifth Circuit holds that the District Court was correct when it applied the “look through” standard to determine that it had jurisdiction to remove a State Court action to vacate an Award.

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Certiorari Sought in Monster Energy. Is It Time for SCOTUS To Put Commonwealth Coatings To Rest?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Certiorari has been sought challenging a divided Ninth Circuit decision that vacated an Award for “evident partiality” under the Federal Arbitration Act.

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Unanimous Eleventh Circuit: Under the FAA, an Award Can Be Modified by a Court for Evident Miscalculation Only If the Mistake Is Clearly Evident on the Face of the Award
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The amount of damages in an arbitration award may only be modified by a federal court if there is a mathematical error in calculating the damage “clearly evident” on the face of the award,

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Securities Arbitration and the Courts: 2019 Year in Review
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By Richard P. Ryder*

Arbitration is, of course, an alternative to going to court, and for the most part it is just that —

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