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Arbitration Demand Controls ‘Amount in Controversy’ (access required)

In an action to confirm an arbitration award in this dispute over a buyout agreement of a teleconferencing software company, the “amount in controversy” for federal jurisdiction is the amount stated in the demand for arbitration, not the amount in issue after the award, says an Alexandria U.S. District Court in this first-impression case. This case ...