NY Trial Court: “Manifest Disregard” Is Very Hard To Prove Without an Explained Award
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While “manifest disregard” may still be a viable basis for challenging an Award in New York State, that burden is very difficult to prove absent an explained Award,

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NYS Bar Association Holds November 29 Webinar on Award Enforcement
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As we previewed in SAA 2017-40, the New York State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section hosted a one-hour Webinar, “When Arbitration Goes to New York Courts: Recent Developments in the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards,”

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Court Eschews Bright Line on What an Arbitrator Must Disclose: Ploetz v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC
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By Christopher G. Lazarini

Because arbitration is favored, a party seeking to vacate on grounds of evident partiality bears a heavy burden of demonstrating objective facts inconsistent with impartiality.

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Rules and Proof Prove No Problem for Promissory Note Award: Bogar v. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
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By Sarah G. Anderson

*A court’s inquiry under §10(a)(4) of the FAA is whether the arbitrator had the power to reach a certain issue,

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Pershing LLC v. Kiebach: If Not Precedent, Then Prescient! Word to the NAMC!
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My first reaction when a West Coast defense attorney proposed we give coverage to a recent decision in Pershing LLC v. Kiebach,

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Award Challengers Scratch Record, Left Singing the Blues: Abbott v. RBC Dain Rauscher Inc.
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By James L. Komie

A court cannot review an arbitration Award where the party challenging the Award has not provided a sufficient record on appeal,

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