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McCarran Act No Bar to Arbitration (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a district court order requiring a South Carolina manufacturer facing multi-million dollar products liability claims to arbitrate a coverage dispute with an insurance carrier under a foreign arbitration agreement, and remanding certain non-arbitrable claims to state court. Plaintiff ESAB Group contends South Carolina law “reverse preempts” federal law – namely, a treaty ...

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