North America

District court rules an agreement purporting to require arbitration of any dispute with a...

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Mey v. DIRECTV, LLC, No. 5:17-CV-179-JPB-JPM (N.D. W. Va. Feb. 12, 2021) In 2012, Plaintiff Diana Mey, an ordinary wireless consumer, entered into a...

District court rules that party who voluntarily did not appear at the final hearing...

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Bartlit Beck LLP v. Okada, No. 19-cv-08508 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 12, 2021) Kazuo Okada ("Okada"), a Japanese gambling magnate, was the founder of Universal...

Canada: Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in Insolvency Proceedings

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On June 10, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal a decision with implications for the enforceability of alternative dispute resolution...

District court grants motion to compel arbitration, finding that parties had delegated questions of...

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Zeevi v. Citibank, N.A., No. 2:19-cv-02206-GMN-BNW (D. Nev. Feb. 16, 2021) In March 2019, Plaintiff Daniel Zeevi opened a bank account with a Las Vegas,...

Climate Finance and Arbitration

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight against Climate Change was the number one topic on the news. What was most striking about the fight...

Sixth Circuit holds that the “amount in controversy” in a petition to challenge an...

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Hale v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, No. 20-33412 (6th Cir. Dec. 15, 2020) Dissatisfied with several disciplinary actions taken against him at work,...

District court confirms interim arbitral award granting injunctive relief

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Vital Pharmaceuticals, d/b/a VPX Sports v. Pepsico, Inc., No. 20-CIV-62415-RAR (S.D. Fla. Dec. 21, 2020) In March 2020, Plaintiff Vital Pharmaceuticals d/b/a VPX Sport...

US Court holds that service providing actual notice of arbitration-related court proceeding is sufficient...

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TVL Int'l, LLC v. Zheijiang Shenghui Lighting Co., No. 3:19-CV-00393-RJC-DCK (W.D.N.C. Feb. 2, 2021)  In 2014, Plaintiff TVL International, LLC ("TVL"), a Delaware corporation, and...

District court confirms arbitration award of $2 million in fees and costs to prevailing...

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Cognac Ferrand S.A.S. v. Mystique Brands LLC, No. 20 Civ. 5933 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 31, 2021) In 2008, Petitioner and Cross-Respondent Cognac Ferrand S.A.S ("Ferrand"),...

Ninth Circuit Court denies motion to compel arbitration under federal equitable estoppel law

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Setty v. Shrinivas Sugandhalaya LLP, No. 18-35573 (9th Cir. Jan. 20, 2021) In 1999, brothers Balkrishna and Nagraj Setty signed a Partnership Deed agreeing...