Arbitration News from the United States

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...

California appellate court overturns arbitration award that violated Plaintiff’s statutory right to work

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Brown v. TGS Management Co., 57 Cal. App. 5th 303 (2020) TGS Management Co., Ltd. ("TGS") was a private limited liability company that engaged...

District court finds it lacks personal jurisdiction over Defendant where parties explicitly agreed that...

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CleanSpark Inc. v. Discover Growth Fund, LLC, No. 20-cv-6164 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 9, 2020) In 2018 and 2019, CleanSpark, Inc. ("CleanSpark") and Discover Growth Fund,...

District court confirms enforcement of foreign arbitral award, denying arguments that tribunal was not...

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Petitioner Pao Tatneft ("Tatneft"), previously OAO Tatneft, initiated arbitration against the Ukrainian government. The case arose out of the parties' joint ownership of CJSC...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2020-2021 – United States

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UNITED STATES David Zaslowsky, Mark Goodman, Barry Thompson, Tom Tysowsky, and Erin Shields A. Legislation and Rule A.1 Legislation In the United States, arbitration-related rulemaking and legislation take...

District court stays enforcement of $2 billion arbitral award against Egypt while ICSID annulment...

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Plaintiff, Unión Fenosa Gas, S.A. ("UFG"), a specialized natural-gas corporation organized under the laws of Spain, brought suit in the U.S. District Court for...

Sixth Circuit rules that arbitrator has to resolve the subject of “arbitrability”

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Piersing v. Domino's Pizza, No. 19-2388 (6th Cir. June 17, 2020) Plaintiff, Derek Piersing ("Piersing") was an employee in the state of Washington for...

District court partly vacates an arbitral award due to “manifest disregard” of the law

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Warfield v. ICON Advisors, Inc., No. 3:20CV195-GCM (W.D.N.C. June 16, 2020) In November 2017, Defendants ICON Advisors, Inc. and ICON Distributors, Inc. ("ICON"), terminated...

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2018-2019 Edition  

Click here for the chapter on the United States in the 2018-2019 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2017-2018 Edition

Click here for the chapter on the United States in the 2017-2018 Arbitration Yearbook.