The US Supreme Court just issued another decision reaffirming that the Federal Arbitration Act compels state—as well as federal—courts to recognize and enforce contractual arbitration provisions, even when the focus of the litigants’ dispute is violation of state law. The decision: Nitro-Lift v. Eddie Lee.
When a contract has an arbitration provision that says the arbitrator will decide whether the claims should be arbitrated, the US Supreme Court says that the Federal Arbitration Act requires that the arbitrator, not a judge make that decision
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Owner’s waives arbitration with demand on contractor to foreclose mechanics lien or lose it forever under Section 34 of the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act
The Illinois Home Repair and Remodeling Act: recent decisions on whether contractors who fail to comply can get paid and the Home Builders Association of Illinois report on how to raise your odds of successful compliance
Lessons about vacating arbitration awards from the 5th Circuit’s decision in Saipem America v. Wellington Underwriting Agencies and how the decision could affect you
5th Circuit re-affirms that the reasons for vacating an arbitration award in Section 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act are the only reasons for vacating arbitration awards. Leaves one to ponder what will be the future of “manifest disregard for the law” as a reason to vacate arbitration awards.