Tag: FAA

  • Ira Ryk-Lakhman on Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark

    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 […]

  • Case of the Day: CBF Indústria de Gusa v. AMCI Holdings

    The case of the day is CBF Indústria de Gusa S/A v. AMCI Holdings, Inc. (2d Cir. 2017). CBF and several other plaintiffs were Brazilian companies in the business of producing and supplying pig iron. They sold the iron to Primetrade AG, a Swiss company, which then supplied it to Primetrade USA. In 2004, one […]

  • Case of the Day: Hardy Exploration v. Government of India

    The case of the day is Hardy Exploration & Production (India), Inc. v. Government of India (D.D.C. 2016). Hardy was a participant, initially with other private firms and later on its own, then in the end with an Indian state-owned company, GAIL (India) Ltd., in a contract with the government of India for the development […]

  • Case of the Day: Alberts v. Royal Caribbean

    The case of the day is Roberts v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (11th Cir. 2016). Usually, I don’t write about cruise line employee arbitration cases, because they’re mostly run-of-the-mill. But today’s case is more interesting than the usual.

  • Case of the Day: Getma v. Guinea

    The case of the day is In re Certain Controversies Between Getma International and the Republic of Guinea (D.D.C. 2016). Getma had a contract to develop Guinea’s main port in the capital city, Conakry. The agreement called for arbitration of disputes under the CCJA arbitration rules. When a dispute arose, Getma demanded arbitration. The tribunal […]