Arbitration Cases Don't Stop Employee Time Limits: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 7:15 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit ruled Monday that state court litigation over a final arbitration ruling does not pause the six-month statute of limitations for employees to sue their union for breach of its duty of fair representation, nixing a former New York Institute of Technology professor's claim.

A three-judge panel unanimously upheld a New York federal court's ruling that former NYIT professor Gurumurthy Kalyanaram was time-barred from pursuing a duty of fair representation claim against his union in arbitration proceedings that ultimately resulted in his termination from...
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