Jason P. Minkin and Jonathan A. Cipriani Publish Article in Kluwer Arbitration Blog on Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Award Resolving Jones Act Seaman’s Personal Injury Claim
Jason P. Minkin and Jonathan A. Cipriani have published an article in the Kluwer Arbitration Blog entitled “Federal Court Enforces Foreign Arbitral Award Resolving Jones Act Seaman’s Personal Injury Claim.” The article discusses a recent U.S. decision in which the court enforced a foreign arbitral award approving a settlement between a Jones Act seaman and his employer. The court found that the award was subject to the New York Convention, and that the arbitral process approving the settlement did not offend the United States’ “most basic notions of morality and justice” since, among other things, it provided benefits commensurate to those that would be available under U.S. maritime law. The decision is an example of the broad reach of the New York Convention and the considerable deference that U.S. courts will give to agreements that fall within the Convention. A full copy of the article can be found here.