Federal Judge Compels Arbitration Of Seaman's Claims Against Cruise Line

MIAMI - A Florida federal judge on Feb. 13 granted a cruise line's motion to compel arbitration of a seaman's injury-related claims, finding that the seaman agreed to arbitration when he signed the agreements and that none of his arguments was a valid defense to arbitration under the United Nations Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (Carlos Ballesteros v. NCL Bahamas Ltd., No. 12-24517, S. D. Fla.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19351).

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