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U.S.: Supreme Court holds that class and collective action waivers in employment arbitration agreements...

Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1612 (2018) In these three consolidated cases, Plaintiff-Employees brought class action suits against their employers for...

U.S.: District court finds motion to confirm award was properly served pursuant to terms...

Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Gulf Film, LLC, LACV 18-00696-VAP (C.D. Cal. Apr. 17, 2018) Between 2013 and 2015, Voltage Pictures and Gulf Film entered...

U.S.: Second Circuit holds that a party seeking to vacate an award must...

Certain Underwriting Members of Lloyds of London v. Insurance Company of the Americas, No. 17-1137-cv (2d Cir. June 7, 2018) Petitioners-Appellees, Insurance Company of...

U.S.: District court judgment vacating award overturned for failure to apply CISG and to...

Transmar Commodity Group Ltd. v. Cooperativa Agraria Industrial Naranjillo Ltda., No. 16-3532-cv (2d Cir. May 9, 2018) In 2013, Transmar Commodity Group Ltd. ("Transmar")...

U.S.: New York Supreme Court holds that when a parties’ agreement specifically incorporates or...

Footprint Power Salem Harbor Dev., L.P. v. Iberdrola Energy Products, Inc., Index No. 651963/2018 (NY Sup. Ct. May 1, 2018) Footprint Power Salem Harbor...

Canada: British Columbia modernizes its international commercial arbitration legislation

British Columbia is now the second Canadian province to modernize its international arbitration legislation by adopting the 2006 amendments to the UNCITRAL Model Law...

U.S.: District court refuses to allow non-parties to arbitration to intervene in enforcement proceedings,...

Eddystone Rail Co. v. Jamex Transfer Servs., LLC, No. 17-cv-1266 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 7, 2018) A district court in the Southern District of New York...

U.S.: Second Circuit affirms bankruptcy and district court decisions to deny motion to compel...

Anderson v. Credit One Bank, N.A. (In re Anderson), 884 F.3d 382 (2d Cir. 2018) Plaintiff was a credit card holder with Credit One...

U.S.: District court refuses to stay enforcement of an award pending foreign challenge but...

Tatneft v. Ukraine, No. 17-582 (D.D.C. Mar. 19, 2018) On July 4, 1995, Tatarstan and Ukraine entered into an agreement to create CJSC Ukrtatnafta...

U.S.:District court confirms ICSID award and refuses to stay enforcement pending foreign proceeding.  

Rusoro Mining Ltd. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, No. 16-cv-02020 (D.D.C. Mar. 1, 2018) Rusoro, a Canadian company, owned 58 mining concessions and contracts...