As part of the first day in at the Forum's #ADRSummit in Austin, John Bulman and Ben Wheatley are offering a practical (and hopefully interactive) workshop on the intersection between arbitration and appeals. Both Ben and John are experienced construction attorneys and American Arbitration Association (AAA) arbitrators. John was also a Board Member of the AAA for twelve years, is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL), and a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA) -- all co-sponsors of the #ADRSummit.
During their hour discussion, Ben and John will consider many of the burning “what if” questions that can arise in the context of appellate arbitration and appealing an arbitrator’s decision to a court. Some of the highlights include “what if the institutional provider appoints an arbitrator that lacks necessary industry experience in the subject of the claims?” and “what if a court stays your litigation pending arbitration but applies the blue pencil approach to rewrite your arbitration agreement?” John and Ben also will touch upon the “hidden appeal,” the availability of discovery in a vacatur action, and whether manifest disregard is still viable or past its prime.
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