Gerald M. Levy
“Baseball arbitration” refers to the process used in Major League Baseball in which if an eligible player’s representative and the club ownership cannot reach a compensation agreement through negotiation, each party enters a final submission and during a formal hearing each side — player and management — presents its case and then the designated panel of arbitrators chooses one of the salary bids with no other result being allowed. This method has become increasingly popular even beyond the sport of baseball.
"[T]he bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion in denying [the debtor's former employees'] motion to compel arbitration" when the dispute turned on the relative priority of their claims, held the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Oct. 6, 2016 in In re Lehman Bros. Holdings.
Aram Ordubegian and Sevan Gorginian
Recently, a Florida bankruptcy court permitted a Chapter 7 trustee to reach back 10 years to unwind a fraudulent transfer, a period of time well beyond the two years that practitioners generally expect.