Monday, October 3, 2011

Arbitrator's invocation of collateral estoppel not improper

Ross Runkel at  LawMemo reports on a Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals case upholding the authority of an arbitrator to consider the issue of collateral estoppel in ruling on the union’s motion for summary disposition. Interestingly, the concurring opinion found that the arbitrator erred in his analysis of the issue, but not to the level warranting the invocation of the public policy exception to enforcement of arbitration awards.    

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