Sunday, December 8, 2013
Beljakovic v. MeLohn Properties, ____F.3d___( 2d Cir. Nov. 20, 2013), is an important case. The court upholds an arbitration agreement involving allegations of age discrimination. In up holding the award, the 2d Circuit again stressed the amount of judicial defererence which is given to arbitration awards. As the court stated:
"The showing required to avoid summary confirmation of an arbitration award is high." Willemijn Houdstermaatschappij, BV v. Standard Microsys. Corp., 103 F.3d 9, 12 (2d Cir. 1997). When we review a district court judgment confirming an arbitration award, we review legal conclusions de novo, and findings of fact for clear error. See Pike v. Freeman, 266 F.3d 78, 86 (2d Cir. 2001).
Mitchell H. Rubinstein