On May 20, the American Arbitration Association will present the next installment in its ongoing series of legal update webinars. Presented by AAA General Counsel Eric R. Tuchmann and attorney/arbitrator/mediator Theodore K. Cheng, the Developments in Arbitration Law – Testing the Boundaries of Court Intervention webinar will explore some of the issues that can create tensions when parties seek to have courts intervene in the arbitration process.
The period of time and the circumstances in which a court may become involved in an arbitration depend on a number of factors. Many courts have clearly delineated the limited role courts play in the arbitration process. However, certain issues arise with greater frequency that test the boundaries of the courts’ role. The outcomes of some of these challenges can have significant consequences for an arbitration proceeding or the enforceability of an award.