Arbitration Awards, Legal Representation and Public Policy

, The Legal Intelligencer


Articles have recently appeared in The Legal Intelligencer considering whether and when courts may review and vacate the awards of arbitrators. Usually, they have focused on whether review based upon a manifest disregard of the law by the arbitrator remains a viable ground in light of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Hall Street Associates v. Mattel, Inc., which appeared to limit the grounds for review and vacatur to those set forth in the Federal Arbitration Act. Other articles have considered what may be considered a conflict of interest on the part of an arbitrator.

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