Arbitration News from the United States

U.S.: District court compels arbitration based on Defendant’s practice of including in its “self...

Zacher v. Comcast Cable Commc'ns, No. 17-cv-7256 (N.D. Ill. June 20, 2018) Plaintiff brought a putative class action alleging that Comcast violated the Telephone...

The New NAFTA – the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Brings Future Changes to ISDS

On September 30, 2018, the United States, Mexico and Canada (the Parties) reached an agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)....

U.S.: District court holds that enforcement of award requiring a foreign sovereign to recognize...

Hardy Exploration & Prod. (India), Inc. v. Gov't of India, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Civil Action No. 16-140 (D.D.C. June 7, 2018)...

U.S.: District court confirms arbitration award, rejecting petitioners’ assertion that the arbitrator committed manifest...

KT Corp. v. ABS Holdings, LTD., No. 1:17-cv-07859 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 10, 2018) KT Corp. ("KT"), a Korean firm, and ABS Holdings ("ABS"), a Bermuda...

U.S.: District court grants ICDR arbitral immunity on arbitrability issue raised prior to appointment...

Wartsila N. America, Inc. v. Int'l Centre for Dispute Resolution, No. H-18-1531 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 15, 2018) Plaintiffs, Wärtsilä North America, Inc. ("Wartsila NA")...

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...

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.