Supreme Court & New York Courts Reaffirm Their Deference to the Arbitration Process

Category: Commercial Litigation

March 20th, 2019 – Enacted by Congress in 1925, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) was intended to ensure the validity and enforcement of arbitration provisions in contracts. Since its enactment the FAA has been shown deference by State and Federal Courts alike reflecting Congress’s goal of encouraging disputes to be resolved outside of the Court system.

In case there was any doubt, both the Supreme Court and the New York Appellate Division – First Department have recently issued rulings reaffirming this deference to the arbitration process. The rulings demonstrate the courts’ willingness to strictly enforce arbitration agreements at the front-end of the process as well as showing deference to an arbitrators award at the back-end.

For details on these cases, please visit this article posted this month in the New York Law Journal.

For information on how Castaybert PLLC can assist you with your arbitration needs, please click here.

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