Age Bias Arbitrator Not 'Partial' Despite Donation: 3rd Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (March 6, 2013, 3:26 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a Pennsylvania district court’s order denying a former PPG Auto Glass employee’s motion to vacate an arbitration decision in favor of Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC and a subsidiary in an age discrimination suit, saying a campaign contribution didn't make the arbitrator “evidently partial.”

The decision comes after a district judge denied James D. Freeman’s motion to vacate the award in April of last year, rejecting Freeman’s argument that the arbitrator was partial because she had received contributions for a judicial...
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