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Ira Ryk-Lakhman on Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark

Posted on June 7, 2017

Friend of Letters Blogatory Ira Ryk-Lakhman comments on the Supreme Court’s most recent arbitration decision. On May 15, 2017, the US Supreme Court decided Kindred Nursing Centers, L.P. v. Clark. The question before the Court was whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a state law contract rule that singles out arbitration by requiring a power of attorney (POA) to expressly refer to arbitration agreements before the attorney-in-fact can bind her principal to an arbitration agreement.

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Ira Ryk-Lakhman on the Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne Case

Posted on May 3, 2017

Today new Letters Blogatory contributor Ira Ryk-Lakhman brings us a post on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne. Ira is a Ph.D. candidate and teaching fellow at University College London, and an associate with Tadmor Levy & Co. Welcome, Ira! Yesterday, May 1, 2017, the US Supreme Court delivered the decision in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne International. The decision focused upon the threshold a party must establish for the purposes of the ‘expropriation exception’ under § 1605(a)(3) of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA).

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