No. 07-55938.

591 F.3d 1167 (2010)

UNITED STATES LIFE INSURANCE CO., Petitioner-Appellant, v. SUPERIOR NATIONAL INSURANCE CO., Superior Pacific Casualty Co., California Compensation Insurance Co., Commercial Compensation Insurance Co., and Combined Benefits Insurance Co., Respondents-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed January 4, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Andrew S. Amer and Deborah Lynn Stein, Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett LLP. Kathleen M. Sullivan (argued), Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP, Redwood Shores, CA, for the petitioner-appellant.

Margaret M. Grignon (argued), Reed Smith LLP, Los Angeles, CA; and Joseph K. Hegedus, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for the respondents-appellees.

Before: SUSAN P. GRABER and RICHARD R. CLIFTON, Circuit Judges, and EDWARD F. SHEA, District Judge.

E. SHEA, District Judge:

We are asked to determine whether an arbitration panel violated the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), 9 U.S.C. §§ 2-16. The process employed by the arbitration panel, which included an ex parte meeting with panel-retained workers' compensation experts, was unusual; however, after deferentially reviewing the panel's award, we determine that the arbitration process provided the parties with a fundamentally fair arbitration and that the...

Let's get started


Welcome to the leading source of independent legal reporting
Sign on now to see your case.
Or view more than 10 million decisions and orders.

  • Updated daily.
  • Uncompromising quality.
  • Complete, Accurate, Current.

Listed below are the cases that are cited in this Featured Case. Click the citation to see the full text of the cited case. Citations are also linked in the body of the Featured Case.

Cited Cases

  • No Cases Found

Listed below are those cases in which this Featured Case is cited. Click on the case name to see the full text of the citing case.

Citing Cases