Frustrated US Courts Impose Sanctions for Frivolous Arbitration Award Challenges
Ulrich, Jonathan C.
Article from: TDM 5 (2006), in Procedure, Advocacy, Strategy and Tactics in Arbitration
In three recent decisions by the US Courts of Appeal, the Seventh, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
threatened or ordered sanctions against parties for filing ground-less motions to vacate an
arbitration award. While the holdings themselves are sufficient to caution arbitrating parties
against unwarranted appeals from a final arbitral decision, the strongly worded opinions further
convey a mounting judicial frustration with such frivolous challenges.
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J.C. Ulrich; "Frustrated US Courts Impose Sanctions for Frivolous Arbitration Award Challenges"
TDM 5 (2006), www.transnational-dispute-management.com