March 2011 – Chaffetz Lindsey partner James Hosking was a speaker at the American Society of International Law’s annual conference held on March 24 in Washington D.C.
James was one of a panel of arbitration experts addressing recent developments in U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence on the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).
James addressed the Supreme Court’s decision in Arthur Anderson, LLP v. Carlyle, 556 US ___ (2009). In that case, the Court resolved a split between the appellate circuits to confirm that non-signatories to an arbitration agreement may use section 3 of the FAA to request a stay of litigation pending arbitration and, if the request is denied, may make an interlocutory appeal. A copy of the opinion is available at https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/08pdf/08-146.pdf.
The American Society of International Law, founded in 1906, is the preeminent U.S. body devoted to the study of international law and promotion of the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice. Chaffetz Lindsey partner David Lindsey recently completed his term as Co-Chair of the Society’s Dispute Resolution Interest Group.