11th Circ. Sends Carnival Worker Suit To Foreign Arbitration

Law360, Los Angeles (October 29, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT) -- A Carnival Corp. employee must settle his personal injury claims with the cruise company through foreign arbitration, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Tuesday, upholding a district court’s finding that an arbitration provision in his employment contract was not a violation of public policy.

A Florida federal court ruled in March that Mahaveer Singh’s claim that the contract went against general maritime law could only be applied at the award-enforcement stage of arbitration. Singh appealed the ruling, claiming the Eleventh Circuit precedent the district court used to reach...
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