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Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules That Despite Deference Afforded Arbitrator, the Award Must Be Vacated Where Arbitrator’s Decision Was Contrary to Contract Language

Nappa Constr. Mgmt., LLC v. Flynn, 2017 R.I. LEXIS 13 (R.I. Jan. 23, 2017) Caroline and Vincent Flynn (the “Flynns”) contracted with Nappa Construction Management, LLC (“Nappa”) to construct an automobile repair facility. The parties executed the American Institute of … Continue reading

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Federal Court in California Rules That the Federal Arbitration Act Preempts California Statute That Requires Arbitrations Relating to California Construction Projects Take Place in California

Bell Prods. v. Hosp. Bldg. & Equip. Co., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9183 (ND of Cal. Jan. 23, 2017) A Contractor, Hospital Building and Equipment Company (“HBE”) entered into a subcontract with a mechanical subcontractor, Bell Products, Inc. (“Bell”), on a design-build … Continue reading

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Texas Court of Appeals Holds That the Effect of a Failure to Meet a Specific Contractual Deadline for Arbitration is a Procedural Question for the Arbitrator, Not the Trial Court

Tilson Home Corp. v. Zepeda, No. 14-16-00075-CV, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 12022 (Tex. App. Nov. 8, 2016) The Court of Appeals of Texas has held that an arbitrator—not a trial court—must determine whether a prerequisite to the obligation to arbitrate … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Holds Arbitrators Cannot, Under the Federal Arbitration Act, Compel Pre-Hearing Discovery of Documents of Third Parties, Except That Production May be Compelled at a Preliminary Hearing Before an Arbitrator

Life Receivables Trust v. Syndicate 102 at Lloyd’s of London 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 24977 (Nov. 25, 2008) The Second Circuit held that section 7 of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) does not permit an arbitrator to compel pre-hearing document … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Parties May Not Contract for Expanded Judicial Review of an Arbitration Award in Proceedings Governed by the Federal Arbitration Act

Hall Street Associates, LLC v. Mattel, Inc. 2008 U.S. LEXIS 2911 (U.S. Mar. 25, 2008) In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court held that in an arbitration case subject to the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), the scope of judicial review … Continue reading

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