Cruise Ship Trumpeter Seeks Rehearing Of 11th Circ. Call

Law360, New York (September 13, 2016, 8:00 PM EDT) -- A Royal Caribbean cruise ship trumpeter moved Tuesday for a rehearing of an Eleventh Circuit decision forcing him to take his employment dispute to arbitration.

Robert M. Alberts requested the rehearing or en banc hearing on the grounds the Eleventh Circuit panel’s decision last month that he was “abroad” for purposes of requiring arbitration under the New York Convention ignores that he was on a cruise ship making a round trip to and from the United States with brief foreign stops on the way.

“Alberts’ Employment Agreement does not state that he will be required — or even permitted — to...

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