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Does the Railway Labor Act authorize courts to set aside final arbitration awards for alleged violations of due process by the National Railroad Adjustment Board? U.S. Supreme Court. Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, No. 08-604. Certiorari ...

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Recent ruling spurs arbitration concerns

WASHINGTON – A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has some business-side attorneys concerned that more disputes involving arbitration agreements will end up in state courts, which traditionally have been hostile to arbitration.

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A federal court may “look through” a petition under §4 of the Federal Arbitration Act to determine whether federal jurisdiction exists – but no jurisdiction exists unless the whole underlying controversy between the parties qualifies for federal court adjudication. Vaden ...

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High Court considers non-party arbitration rights

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case testing the rights of non-parties to arbitration agreements to seek injunctive relief under those agreements, and to appeal the denial of such requests.

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