Arbitrator Can Order Docs From Nonparty: Iowa Court

Law360, New York (July 16, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT) -- Arbitrators in union grievances have the power under Iowa law to subpoena company documents even if the company isn't a party to the grievance, a state appellate court has ruled, affirming a trial court's ruling in a battle between a painters union and a Cedar Rapids company.

Even though it is not a party to a collective bargaining dispute, Feaker Painting Inc. must provide documents to an arbitrator in a grievance the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 447 brought against a related painting...
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