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Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Sunday, December 8, 2013

2d Circuit Issues Important Decision Arbitration Case Involving Age Discrimination

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

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