Category Archives: Arbitration

Kentucky Court of Appeals Draws a Distinction Between Substantive and Procedural Questions of Arbitrability, and Explains the Proper Role for the Courts

Ambac Assur. Corp v. Knox Hills LLC, 2018 Ky. App. Lexis 188 (June 15, 2018) This case involves a February 1, 2007 design/build agreement governing the rights of the several parties involved with a military housing construction and renovation project … Continue reading

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Nevada Supreme Court Rules That Arbitration Clause in Common-Interest Community’s Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions Binds Homeowners  

United States Home Corp. v. Ballesteros Trust, 2018 Nev. LEXIS 28 (Nev. Apr. 12, 2018) United States Home Corporation (“U.S.H.”) built homes in a Nevada common-interest community, subject to a Covenant, Conditions, and Restrictions agreement (“CC&R”), which provided that any … Continue reading

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Are Consent Awards Under the New York Convention Enforceable in U.S. Courts? Federal Court in Texas Says Yes

Transocean Offshore Gulf of Guinea VII Ltd. v. Erin Energy Corp., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39494 (S.D. Tex. Mar. 12, 2018) On March 12, 2018, in Transocean Offshore Gulf of Guinea VII Ltd. v. Erin Energy Corp., the U.S. District … Continue reading

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Contractor Who Failed to Challenge Arbitration Award Within Statutory Three Month Period Cannot Resurrect the Challenge as an “Affirmative Defense” to a Later Action for Confirmation

St. George Fire Prot. Dist. No. 2 v. J. Reed Constructors, Inc. 2018, La. App. LEXIS 262 (February 20, 2018) J. Reed Constructors, Inc. (“J. Reed”) and St. George Fire Protection District No. 2 (“St. George”) entered into two construction … Continue reading

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Can a Nonsignatory to an Arbitration Agreement Compel Arbitration by Estoppel? North Carolina Court of Appeals Says Yes — But Not in This Particular Case

Smith Jamison Constr. v. Apac-Atlantic, Inc., 2018 N.C. App. LEXIS 132 (N.C. Ct. App. Feb. 6, 2018) General contractor APAC-Atlantic (“APAC”) hired Smith Jamison Construction (“Jamison”) as a subcontractor to perform concrete work on a highway project.  The APAC-Jamison subcontract … Continue reading

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