9th Circ. Greenlights Pre-Arbitration Court Injunctions

Law360, New York (June 18, 2010, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has approved a district court injunction as three major tire makers arbitrate over the breakdown of a joint venture, overturning the lower court's decision and opening the door for lower courts to intervene in the early stages of arbitration.

A district court can issue a preliminary injunction even when the parties have agreed to arbitrate, if the court injunction is meant to cover the period when the arbitration panel is deliberating on its own injunction, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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