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Ga. Federal Court Dismisses Petition to Confirm Interim Award

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

The petitioner sought to confirm an arbitration award, which the respondent opposed for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. The respondent argued that the district court only had jurisdiction to confirm final arbitration awards and that the petitioner was seeking to enforce an interim ruling.

The award at issue was governed by the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, as the petitioner was not a U.S. citizen.

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