Arbitration News from the United States

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. District court clarifies procedure for serving foreign states and explains...

Berkowitz v. Republic of Costa Rica, No. 17-148 (D.D.C. Jan. 20 2018) In the early 1990s, the government of Costa Rica became increasingly concerned...

Enforcement of Arbitration Agreement. District court dismisses Defendant’s arbitrable counterclaims and stays Plaintiffs’ non-arbitrable...

West African Ventures Limited v. Ranger Offshore, No. 4:17-CV-00548 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 24, 2018) Plaintiffs, West African Ventures Limited and Sea Trucks Group FZE,...

Discovery. Ninth Circuit holds that the Federal Arbitration Act does not grant arbitrators the...

Vividus LLC v. Express Scripts, Inc., No. 16-16187 (9th Cir. Dec. 21, 2017) Petitioners-Appellants Vividus, LLC f/k/a HM Compounding Services and HMX Services, LLC...

U.S.: Currency of Awards

Leidos, Inc. v. Hellenic Republic, No. 17-7082 (D.C. Cir. Dec. 6, 2017) The case arises from an arbitration award won by Leidos, Inc. against...

District court confirms arbitration award, denying plaintiff’s claims that the arbitrator exceeded his powers...

Weirton Med. Ctr., Inc. v. Cmty. Health Sys., No. 5:15-cv-00132 (N.D.W. Va. Dec. 12, 2017) Plaintiff Weirton Medical Center ("Weirton"), a hospital in West...

Suing A Sovereign? Consider The Correct Venue in U.S. Federal Court

Before bringing an action in a U.S. federal court, a party should examine various considerations. Venue is one such consideration that is often overlooked....

Arbitrability – Oregon federal court denies motion to stay proceedings pending arbitration, claiming there...

Meduri Farms, Inc. v. DutchTecSource B.V., No. 3:17-cv-906 (D. Or. Dec. 5, 2017) Plaintiff Meduri Farms, Inc. ("Meduri"), an Oregon-based dried fruit producer, filed...

Fourth Circuit holds that parties delegated question of arbitrability to arbitrator by incorporating JAMS...

Simply Wireless, Inc. v. T-Mobile US, Inc., No. 16-1123 (4th Cir. Dec. 13, 2017) In Simply Wireless, the Fourth Circuit reviewed a district court's...

Enforcement of Arbitration Clause by Non-Signatories. Ninth Circuit refuses to compel arbitration by a...

Yang v. Majestic Blue Fisheries, LLC, No. 15-16881 (9th Cir. Nov. 30, 2017) Mr. Yang was a fisherman on a vessel owned by Majestic...

Getting Your Arbitral Award Paid: Twenty-Five Practical Pointers for Success

The ultimate objective of a party seeking damages in an arbitration is usually to get paid.  This article offers twenty-five practical tips for achieving...

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.