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Civil Procedure – Amount In Controversy – Arbitration Award (access required)

A federal district court had subject matter jurisdiction to reopen a contract action filed by Choice Hotels, stayed in favor of arbitration, in order to confirm the arbitration award because the court determines the amount in controversy not by the actual amount of the arbitration award, $59,209, but by the amount Choice Hotels originally sued ...