U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certification Of Arbitrator Partiality Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 16 said it would not hear a challenge to a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision regarding arbitrator partiality ( Trustmark Insurance Company v. John Hancock Life Insurance Company , No. 10-1213, U.S. Sup.). Trustmark Insurance...

Split High Court Upholds 7th Circuit's FELA Causation Standards Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A split U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 upheld the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' determination that Rogers v. Missouri Pacific R. Co. (352 U.S. 500) relaxed the proximate cause requirement in Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) cases and that a trial...