DC Circuit Affirms $600 Million Award Against Venezuela
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The DC Circuit holds that it was bound by full faith and credit to reject Venezuela’s challenge to a $600+ million Award rendered against it.

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Eleventh Circuit Reverses Course on Grounds to Vacate Under UN Convention
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Overruling prior Circuit precedent, the Eleventh Circuit finds that the grounds set forth in FAA section 10 are the sole basis for challenging “foreign” awards under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (“UN Convention”),

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Federal Court Stays Foreign Litigation Pending Arbitration
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By Harry Jacobowitz, Esq.**

A U.S. District Court granted a rare permanent injunction against a Mexican lawsuit and even ordered the plaintiff to dismiss some claims without prejudice because those claims were arguably subject to an arbitration agreement.

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Morgan and ZF Auto. Two More to Go
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court heard oral argument this week in two of four cases involving arbitration it will review within a fortnight.

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AAA’s Amended International Rules: An Analysis
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The American Arbitration Association recently amended its rules governing international arbitrations and mediations. Here is a succinct analysis.

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SCOTUS Grants Cert. on Whether 28 USC Section 1782 Provides for Discovery in Aid of Private, Foreign, Commercial Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a major split on whether 28 USC Section 1782 provides for discovery in aid of private,

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