SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES COURT DECISION IN CASE No. 06-989 ON 25 MARCH 2008
“Hall Street vs. Mattel”
Subject-matters: Judicial review of arbitral awards — Enforceability of clauses providing for expanded judicial review under the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act.
Findings: The FAA’s grounds for vacatur and modification of awards are exclusive and may not be modified by the agreement of the parties.
Parties: Petitioner: Hall Street Associates, L.L.C. Represented by: Carter G. Phillips (Sidley, Austin LLP) Respondent: Mattel, Inc. Represented by: Beth S. Brinkmann (Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, DC)
Place of court proceedings: Oregon, USA
Applicable law: The US Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) Court decision(s) under appeal: The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit RELATED ARBITRAL AWARD
Arbitral Tribunal: Sole arbitrator, unnamed in court’s opinion. The parties agreed on arbitration during the litigation proceedings before the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.
Date of the Award: Not specified in court’s opinion.
Seat of arbitration: Not specified in court’s opinion.
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Hall Street Associates, L.L.C. v. Mattel, Inc.., Decision by the Supreme Court of the United States Rendered on 25 March 2008 in Case No. 06-989 ("Hall Street vs. Mattel")
SUBJECT-MATTER: Judicial review of arbitral awards--Enforceability of clauses providing for expanded judicial review under the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act.
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