Ex-Royal Caribbean Worker Fights Arbitration In 11th Circ.

Law360, Miami (July 13, 2016, 7:23 PM EDT) -- A former Royal Caribbean Cruise Line worker asked the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to strike an order compelling arbitration with his former employer, arguing that the New York Convention, which requires arbitration between foreign seamen and U.S. ships, does not apply because he is an American citizen.

In oral arguments in Miami, attorney Philip Parrish said his client Robert Alberts' claims are not subject to arbitration under the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, known as the New York Convention, because it is a dispute between a U.S. citizen and  U.S. company under a contract...

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