Federal Jurisdiction Limited When Confirming or Setting Aside Domestic Arbitration Awards
International Arbitration and Litigation attorneys Marisa Marinelli and Arantxa Cuadrado published an article in The Arbitrator analyzing a U.S. Supreme Court case involving the "look through" provision of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). In its decision, the court held that a federal district court did not have subject-matter jurisdiction to confirm or vacate a domestic arbitration award under Sections 9 and 10 of the FAA when the only basis for that jurisdiction was that the underlying dispute involved a federal question. In this article, Ms. Marinelli and Ms. Cuadrado provide background on the case, explain the court's reasoning and discuss the decision's implications.
The authors also authored a Holland & Knight client alert on this topic.
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