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2nd Cir. Adopts Standard for Determining Subject-Matter Jurisdiction Over Motions to Confirm Arbitration Awards Under FAA Section 9

[Editor's note: Alex B. Silverman of Carlton Fields in New York represents U.S. and international insurers and reinsurers in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including complex insurance coverage disputes and reinsurance matters. Copyright 2019, Alex B. Silverman.]

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held as a matter of first impression that a district court properly looked to the substance of an underlying dispute in determining whether it had subject-matter jurisdiction over a motion to confirm an arbitration award pursuant to Section 9 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).

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