11th Circ. Upholds Arbitration In Royal Caribbean Pay Dispute

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 2:59 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a district court's finding that international law required enforcement of arbitration in a putative class action brought by workers against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., saying their arguments against the arbitration agreements weren't valid.

In a per curiam decision, the three-judge appeals panel said the lower court correctly found that the United Nations Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and its implementing legislation required enforcement of the agreement to arbitrate after cruise workers accused the company of illegally...
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Case Information

Case Title

Kenneth Downer, et al v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

Case Number



Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3120 Marine Contract Actions

Date Filed

May 29, 2013

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