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The Ninth Circuit’s New Arbitrability Decision: More Food For Thought About Competence-Competence A L’Americaine

Last week’s decision by the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that incorporation of the UNCITRAL Rules in an arbitration clause is considered as a matter of federal arbitration law to be a clear and unmistakable delegation to the arbitrators of exclusive power to decide the scope of arbitrable issues — [Oracle America, Inc. v. […]

Judicial Resolution of Arbitrator Challenges?: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tonight Arbitration Commentaries brings its readers the annual Midsummer Night’s Dream post. In tonight’s dream, an arbitration clause drifts in and out of view through an undulant layer of fog. In a fleeting moment of legibility, we see that the clause provides for arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules in New York. Before we can read […]

FAA Pre-Emption of State Law Limits on Arbitration: The Ninth Circuit Grapples with Concepcion

In the Concepcion case in 2011 [AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S.Ct. 1740], five Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States agreed that the FAA pre-empts a rule of state law that makes an arbitration agreement unconscionable if the agreement prohibits class arbitration.  The actual implications of Concepcion for class arbitration remain […]