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Erdheim v. Harris, No. 1:18-CV-08601-LGS (S.D.N.Y. July 17, 2019)07/17/2019
Court dismissed plaintiff’s motion to confirm in part and modify in part an arbitration award regarding a disputed contract assignment. Court found it did not have jurisdiction.
Singh Management Company, LLC v. Singh Development Company Inc., No. 18-1566 (6th Cir. May 20, 2019)05/22/2019
Court of appeals vacated the denial of a motion to clarify or amend judgment related to the confirmation of an arbitral award. Court found inconsistencies in the district court’s orders first confirming an arbitral award followed by a decision entering injunctive relief. Court held it was not possible to discern an explanation for these inconsistencies and vacated the denial motion remanding the case for further proceedings.
Young v. Exeter Finance Corp., No. 3:19-CV-00636 (M.D. Tenn. Aug. 8, 2019)08/08/2019
Magistrate judge recommended that defendant’s motion to compel arbitration of pro se civil claims be granted. Magistrate judge found that arbitration should be compelled pursuant to the FAA, rejecting plaintiff’s arguments that the arbitration agreement should not be enforced because the contracts at issue were either assigned or breached.
Taboada A. v. AmFirst Insurance Co., No. 3:18-CV-00883-TSL-RHW (S.D. Miss. Aug. 6, 2019)08/06/2019
Court granted plaintiff’s motion to compel arbitration of claims related to an insurance policy. Defendant argued that another entity had assumed the insurance policy with the arbitration agreement and it was no longer enforceable against the defendant. Court found this argument went to the validity of the contract as a whole, not specifically to the arbitration clause, and thus should be decided by the arbitrator. Court also refused to direct AAA to administer the arbitration when it had declined, deciding to appoint an arbitrator to administer under the AAA rules agreed to in the arbitration agreement.