Microsoft Case Is Great Example Of Emergency Arbitration

Law360, New York (December 13, 2013, 12:25 PM EST) -- A recent Southern District of New York case confirming an arbitral injunction under the "emergency measures of protection" procedure of the American Arbitration Association[1] shows how quick and effective that process can be. Microsoft Corp. invoked it in a contract dispute with Yahoo Inc. over the timing of the transfer of Yahoo’s search capabilities and ad services to Bing and got a decision from the arbitrator after an evidentiary hearing within 18 days of commencing the arbitration and a decision from the district court confirming the arbitral award a week later. The case is now being briefed for an expedited appeal....

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