When Courts Stay An Arbitration Pending Another Arbitration

Law360, New York (March 4, 2016, 10:50 AM EST) -- The Federal Arbitration Act gives federal courts the power to stay trials pending the result of arbitration. 9 U.S.C.A. § 3. Further, most courts agree that federal courts have the power to do the reverse — to stay arbitrations pending court proceedings. Tai Ping Insurance Co. v. M/V Warschau, 731 F.2d 1141, 1144 (5th Cir. 1984) ("There is no provision in the act for a stay of arbitration. Nonetheless, the case law clearly establishes that, in the appropriate circumstances, such an order is within the power of the district court.")....

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