American Arbitration Association is not a party and should not be named in suits concerning an arbitration award. The grievant in a labor arbitration filed a suit naming the American Arbitration Association as the only party. The court had before it four other actions commenced by claimant against his employer. Only the suit against AAA moved to vacate the award of the arbitrator under 9 USC 10. The court dismissed the action in a letter opinion which disposed of all five actions with the proviso that the grievant, acting pro se, be allowed to file "an amended complaint (in the AAA action) limited to a request to vacate, modify or correct the award, naming the employer and the union as parties. The American Arbitration Association is not a party and should not be named." The court further noted that the motion on the award should have been filed in the Southern District of New York where the statute requires instead of U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Kaplan v. American Arbitration Association, 74-171, Letter Opinion and Order dated July 3, 1974.