Alternative Dispute Resolution

4th Circuit Takes One Small Step For Vacatur in Arbitration Ruling

, The Legal Intelligencer


Court rulings vacating arbitration awards are few and far between. Arbitration appeals are usually uphill battles, and the standard applied by courts to arbitrators' rulings are among the most deferential in the law. Against this backdrop, Raymond James v. Bishop, a Feb. 22 decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, presents some rare support for parties seeking vacatur of an arbitration ruling.

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