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Developments in Arbitration Law - Testing the Boundaries of Court Intervention

Session ID: 15PRW023

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Faculty and Summary

Theodore Cheng
Theodore K.Cheng

Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
New York, NY

Eric Tuchmann
Eric P.Tuchmann

American Arbitration Association
New York, NY

75 minutes           

This 75-minute recorded webinar from May, 2015 is another installment in the AAA's ongoing series of legal update webinars.  Developments in Arbitration LawTesting the Boundaries of Court Intervention explores some of the issues that can create tensions when parties seek to have courts intervene in the arbitration process.  This legal update is presented by AAA General Counsel Eric P. Tuchmann and attorney/arbitrator/mediator Theodore K. Cheng, a member of the AAA Board of Directors and a 2013 Higginbotham Fellow.

The period of time and the circumstances in which a court may become involved in an arbitration depend on a number of factors. Many courts have clearly delineated the limited role courts play in the arbitration process. However, certain issues arise with greater frequency that test the boundaries of the courts’ role. The outcomes of some of these challenges can have significant consequences for an arbitration proceeding or the enforceability of an award.

By listenting to this presentation, you will learn how the following issues have been handled by reviewing courts:

  • Interim Relief – Can parties seek interim or emergency relief from a court where the underlying agreement provides for a dispute to be resolved by arbitration? What is the impact of AAA and ICDR Rules providing for the   appointment of emergency arbitrators to rule on such requests?
  • Preclusive Effect of Arbitration Awards on Subsequent Proceedings – Once an arbitration award is confirmed, to what extent does that award bind parties in subsequent proceedings? Are courts or arbitrators the proper decision-makers when there is a dispute about the preclusive effect of an arbitration award?
  • Arbitrator Challenges in Pending Arbitrations – Can a party petition a court to remove an arbitrator in an ongoing arbitration based on alleged non-disclosure or other misconduct?
  • Modification of the Statutory Grounds for Vacating Awards – Parties cannot contractually expand judicial review of arbitration awards under the FAA beyond what is provided for in the statute, but can they limit the scope of judicial review or even waive it altogether? On what types of outside authority, if any, can parties rely to modify the grounds for vacating awards?

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If you are an arbitrator, mediator, advocate, academic, or have an interest in the current judicial landscape as it affects arbitration, you will not want to miss this live online program.

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This program does not qualify for the AAA's annual Arbitrator Continuing Education (ACE) requirement. 

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