Appeal, Arbitration, Awards, Challenge of Arbitral Award, Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), Manifest disregard, Manifest Disregard Doctrine, Manifest disregard of the law, New York, United States
Is Manifest Disregard Alive and Well in the Second Circuit?: A Remand to Find Out
Introduction In domestic award enforcement proceedings, the U.S. federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (“Second Circuit”) in New York recently reversed a lower federal trial court’s decision to vacate that award on grounds that the arbitrator manifestly disregarded the law. See Weiss v. Sallie Mae, Inc., Dkt. No. 18-2362, Slip Op. (2d Cir….