Friday, July 25, 2014
Arbitration Award Based on Issue Preclusion (Collateral Estoppel) Enforced
A recent second circuit case confirmed an arbitrator's power to rule against a claim on the ground that of issue preclusion (collateral estoppel). Specifically, the arbitrator found an Administrative Law Judge had already resolved the relevant issue against the claimant. The case, American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO v. U.S. Postal Service, __F.3d__, 2014 WL 2535249 (2d Cir. June 6, 2014), is discussed here by Liz Kramer.