On his Business Conflict Blog, arbitrator and mediator Peter Phillips recently posted an interesting summary of a Ninth Circuit case addressing a dispute between sellers and purchasers of condominiums:
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a writ of mandamus directing a district court to vacate an order disqualifying an arbitrator, while the arbitration was pending. Its succinct opinion in In re Sussex (No. 14-70158, January 27, 2015) serves as a clear lesson in the limitations of judicial intervention in arbitration.
A hat tip to Suzanne McSorley for suggesting this article.