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International Law

Florida Federal Judge Compels Arbitration Of Crewman's Claims In Panama

MIAMI - A Florida federal judge on April 3 granted a ship owner's motion to compel arbitration of a crewmember's injury-related claims under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, finding that his public policy arguments failed and that he was required to arbitrate the dispute in Panama (Javier Fredy Paucar v. MSC Crociere S.A., et al., No. 13-20235, S.D. Fla.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48312).