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U.S. International Arbitration Digest

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Shearman & Sterling’s US International Arbitration Digest (US IA Digest) provides a centralized resource for newly released decisions issued by US courts.

The US IA Digest collects in one place important decisions on US international arbitration case law issued since January 1, 2016, compiled and organized into categories that are most relevant and useful to practitioners and other interested parties. The Digest will be updated on a rolling basis as new decisions are issued.

Please click on the categories below to access the cited decisions. Cases are searchable by federal court and by topic.

Arbitration Decisions

Newly Released Decisions

Transocean Offshore Gulf of Guinea VII Limited v. Erin Energy Corporation, No. 4:17-CV-02623 (S.D. Tex. Mar. 12, 2018)

Court granted petition to enforce arbitral award, finding that consent awards are enforceable under the New York Convention.


Castellanos v. Raymours Furniture Company, Inc., No 2:17-CV-01923-JFB-ARL (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 12, 2018)

Court stayed pending arbitration and rejected request to sever FLSA claims, finding that arbitration agreement’s statute of limitations provision shortening period in which FLSA claims may be brought was unenforceable.


Egan v. Live Nation Worldwide, Inc., No. 2:17-CV-00445-MRH (W.D. Pa. Mar. 12, 2018)

Court denied motion to compel arbitration for claim that failure to offer wheelchair-accessible seating during online ticket presales violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, finding that agreement to arbitrate the instant dispute was not formed by acceptance of terms of service in previous, unrelated online ticket purchase, or by logging into account to attempt to make online purchase at issue.


Tennessee Tractor, LLC v. WH Administrators, Inc., No. 1:17-CV-02829-STA-EGB (W.D. Tenn. Mar. 12, 2018)

Court granted in part and denied in part motion to compel arbitration, finding that plaintiff who had not signed arbitration agreement was not bound to arbitrate under it, since he was asserting ERISA claims and not claims under the agreement subject to arbitration.


International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-Transportation Division, ET v. CSX Transportation, Inc., No. 1:16-CV-02554-CAB (N.D. Ohio Mar. 12, 2018)

Court granted motion for summary judgment upholding arbitration award of the National Railroad Adjustment Board, finding that the Board was interpreting the relevant agreements and therefore acting within its jurisdiction.