Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds An Arbitrator’s Use of the Merger Doctrine Over a Statutory Challenge
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by Hayes Favinger*

The Supreme Court of Kentucky upholds unanimously an Arbitrator’s award despite a challenge on the grounds that KRS 324.360 overruled the merger doctrine** as applied.

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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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Based on a Very Limited Sampling, the Jury is Out on Judge Coney Barrett’s Arbitration Views, Although She Seems to Lean Pro-arbitration. And She Appears to Like FINRA Dispute Resolution
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

As expected, President Trump on September 26 nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit to fill the open seat at the Supreme Court resulting from the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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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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NY Trial Court: “Manifest Disregard” Is Very Hard To Prove Without an Explained Award
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While “manifest disregard” may still be a viable basis for challenging an Award in New York State, that burden is very difficult to prove absent an explained Award,

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FINRA Did Not Abuse Discretion in Failing to Extend List Due Date. No Implied Offset in Arbitrators’ Award
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FINRA staff acted within authority granted by the Code of Arbitration Procedure when they declined to extend the date for returning arbitrator rankings. And,

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