• Seventh Circuit Rejects Challenge to Appointment of Replacement Arbitrator Because Party Waited until Conclusion of Arbitration
  • September 15, 2009 | Author: Syed S. Ahmad
  • Law Firm: Hunton & Williams LLP - McLean Office
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled that a party contesting the appointment of a replacement arbitrator -- because an arbitrator resigned -- must ask the district court to appoint the replacement under Section 5 of the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") before proceeding with the arbitration instead of waiting until after the arbitration award. WellPoint, Inc. v. John Hancock Life Ins. Co., No. 08-2283, 2009 WL ____ (6th Cir. August 7, 2009).