No. 94-1763.

64 F.3d 257 (1995)

R.J. O'BRIEN & ASSOC., INC., Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Thomas D. PIPKIN, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided August 15, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lloyd A. Kadish, Kadish & Associates, Chicago, IL, for R.J. O'Brien & Associates, Inc.

Leslie A. Blau (argued), Paul E. Eberhardt, Blau, Eberhardt & Kokoszka, Chicago, IL, Joseph P. Pfingst, Mission Viejo, CA, for Thomas P. Pipkin.

Kathryn Page Camp (argued), Thomas W. Sexton, III, Nat. Futures Ass'n, Chicago, IL, for Nat. Futures Ass'n.

Before ESCHBACH, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.

ESCHBACH, Circuit Judge.

Thomas Pipkin appeals from the district court's decision in a diversity action to confirm an arbitration award entered against him and in favor of R.J. O'Brien & Associates, Inc., ("O'Brien") by the National Futures Association ("NFA"). In Pipkin's motion to vacate the award, he contended that the NFA imposed mandatory arbitration without contractual or Congressional authority and it appointed...

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