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When Courts Stay an Arbitration Pending Another Arbitration

March 2016

In an article published by Law360 on March 4, 2016, Gregg M. Jacobson discusses the Federal Arbitration Act. The Federal Arbitration Act gives federal courts the power to stay trials pending the result of arbitration. The article details what happens when courts stay an arbitration through a motion to stay, or a preliminary injunction, and cites recent court decisions to provide examples. Jacobson concludes, “Use of a motion to stay is a more straightforward method of obtaining a stay, and one with which a court may be more familiar. However, a preliminary injunction, perhaps by using the All Writs Act, can be used as a last ditch effort to stay an arbitration pending another arbitration.” For the full article, subscribers may click here