Review of Arbitration Awards After Hall Street Associates v. Mattel

The Appellate Advocate

The trend toward arbitration has intensified the controversy about the appropriate scope of judicial review for an arbitration award. On March 25, 2008, however, the United States Supreme Court decided Hall Street Associates, L.L.C. v. Mattel, Inc., which resolved a circuit split over whether parties may contractually expand the existing grounds for vacating an arbitration award.