2017 | Enero 11
A per curiam opinion from the 8th Circuit last week highlights that even if an arbitration goes off the rails, the only remedy is vacating (or confirming) the award. The parties cannot recover from the administrator of the arbitration.
The company moved to vacate the award, and a state court trial judge granted the motion. At that point, the CEO sued the AAA in Minnesota state court for “breach of contract, unjust enrichment, [and] tortious interference with contract.” The AAA removed the case to federal court, and the federal district court dismissed the claims based on arbitral immunity.