The “Mediator March” and Ms. Manners

On the lighter side, today, one of my colleagues, Larry Garvin, sent me a link to the “Mediator March”, composed in 1915 by James M. Fulton (1873-1940). As Larry notes, it is odd to think of a march as representative of ADR, but, who knows? Here is a link: http://www.forgottenamericanmusic.com/recordings/The_Mediator_March.mp3 This weekend, Ms. Manners’ column … Continue reading The “Mediator March” and Ms. Manners

Second Circuit Rules that Manifest Disregard Exists After Hall Street

The Second Circuit in Stolt-Nielsen SA v. Animalfeeds Int’l Corp., No. 06-3473 (2nd Cir. 2008), www.reinsurancefocus.com/uploads/Stolt.pdf, held that courts may continue to review arbitration awards to determine whether the arbitrator manifestly disregarded the law when he or she rules on a case. Acknowledging that some courts have held that manifest disregard did not survive the … Continue reading Second Circuit Rules that Manifest Disregard Exists After Hall Street