The Alabama Supreme Court this spring rejected “manifest disregard of the law” as an independent standard of review for arbitration awards in Volvo Trucks North America Inc. v. Dolphin Line Inc., Nos. 1081277, 1081713, 2010 WL 1641017 (Apr. 23, 2010). The unanimous opinion follows the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Hall Street Associates LLC v. Mattel Inc., 552 U.S. 576 (2008).
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