NOT FOR PUBLICATION
Plaintiffs Eric Steinmann and Dolores Franco had a commercial dispute with ZTE Corporation and ZTE USA, Inc. (collectively, "ZTE"), and agreed to arbitrate some of their claims. Those claims included some urged by Plaintiffs in their individual capacities and some brought by entities that Plaintiff Steinmann controlled. The arbitrator issued a summary adjudication dismissing the individual claims. Thereafter, the parties arbitrated the entities' claims, which were resolved in ZTE's favor; that award was confirmed. Later, Plaintiffs moved to reopen their individual case to vacate the dismissal, and ZTE responded with a motion to confirm that award. The district court granted ZTE's motion to confirm the award dismissing the individual claims, and denied Plaintiffs' motion to vacate it. Plaintiffs timely appeal from the resulting final judgment.
When reviewing the confirmation of an arbitration award, we decide questions of law de novo and accept findings of fact that are not clearly erroneous.
Under the American Arbitration Association's International Centre for Dispute Resolution ("ICDR") Arbitration Rules governing the arbitration, Plaintiffs had an opportunity to ask the tribunal to interpret or correct the award. ICDR art. 30(1) (2009).
Wholly apart from the specific waiver rule contained in the governing terms of this arbitration, it is well-settled that a plaintiff waives objections not brought before the arbitrators contemporaneously.