Arbitration News from the United States

Arbitrability – Fifth Circuit affirms grant of motion to dismiss because arbitrability was validly...

Brittania-U Nigeria, Ltd. v. Chevron USA, Inc., No. 16-20690 (5th Cir. Aug. 9, 2017) In 2013, Plaintiff Brittania-U Nigeria Limited ("Brittania-U") was invited to...

District court refuses to enforce foreign arbitral decision that had not yet become binding...

Diag Human, S.E. v. Czech Republic Ministry of Health, No. 13-0355, (D.D.C. Sep. 27, 2017) Plaintiff Diag Human, S.E. ("Diag Human"), an entity incorporated...

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacates district court order granting motion to compel arbitration...

Henson v. U.S. Dist. Ct. N.D. Cal., No. 16-71818 (9th Cir. Sept. 5, 2017) Petitioner-Plaintiffs ("Petitioners") brought this putative class action in the U.S....

Arbitrability of Venue Questions

Bamberger Rosenheim, Ltd. (Isr.) v. OA Dev., Inc. (United States), 862 F.3d 1284 (11th Cir. 2017) Appellant Bamberger Rosenheim, Ltd. ("Bamberger") is an Israeli...

Arbitrability – Eleventh Circuit requires Waffle House employee to submit claim to arbitration

Jones v. Waffle House, Inc., No. 16-15574 (11th Cir. Aug. 7, 2017) In this case, Plaintiff William Jones ("Jones") applied for employment with a...

D.C. Circuit affirms district court’s refusal to enforce an award set aside by a...

Getma Int'l v. Republic of Guinea, No 16-7087 (D.C. Cir. July 7, 2017) In 2008, the Republic of Guinea ("Guinea") sought bids to expand and...

Uber Wins Right to Arbitrate Customer Price-Fixing Claim and Secures Key Win for App...

On August 17, 2017, the Second Circuit vacated a district court order denying defendants' motion to compel arbitration of a consumer price-fixing putative class...

District court holds that nonsignatory to a charter agreement is not bound to its...

Iota Shipholding Ltd v. Starr Indem. & Liab. Co., 16 Civ. 4881 (S.D.N.Y. May 31, 2017) Petitioners brought this action before the U.S. District...

Court denies challenge to award based on issue preclusion

Venco Imtiaz Construction Co. v. Symbion Power LLC, No. 16-1737, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82480 (D. D.C. May 31, 2017) In 2008, the U.S. Agency...

NAFTA in Play: Investors’ Arbitration Rights

As the NAFTA withdrawal rhetoric heats up, it would be prudent to determine whether your company has any claims against a NAFTA government that...

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 10th Anniversary Edition 2016-2017 

Click here for the chapter on the United States in the 2016-2017 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016 Edition

Click here for the chapter on the United States in the 2015-2016 Arbitration Yearbook.