Brownstein Files Amicus Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Protect the Neutrality of Arbitrators

Brownstein Files Amicus Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Protect the Neutrality of Arbitrators

Jul 11, 2016

Client Alert

Brownstein Client Alert, July 11, 2016

On July 5, 2016, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Medical Device Manufacturer’s Association urging the United States Supreme Court to grant certiorari to protect businesses’ and individuals’ right to a neutral and unbiased arbitrator. The case, Masimo v. Michael Ruhle et al., No. 15-1408, raises the issue of when an arbitration award may be vacated for “evident partiality” of the arbitrator. Arguing on behalf of the small, innovative businesses that form the Medical Device Manufacturer’s Association, the amicus brief takes the position that Supreme Court review of the “evident partiality” standard is vital to protect the integrity of the arbitration system.

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