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Arbitration, contract, and public policy

Judge Easterbrook examines the authority of the arbitrator to reinstate employees where statutory public policy issues pertain. He reiterates the principle that, where third-party consequences do not preclude the employer from retaining an employee, they do not preclude the arbitrator from doing so. Attorney Richard Gear then gives management’s perspective, that the “public policy exception” …

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Professor Vetter notes the conclusions of Judges Harry Edwards and Frank Easterbrook that, post-Misco, public policy should be equated with illegality, but expresses reservations about that conclusion and its usefulness. He opines that post-Misco cases appear to ask whether the arbitration decision “unduly jeopardizes the interests of third persons, whose interests the decision make may …

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Professor Vetter notes the conclusions of Judges Harry Edwards and Frank Easterbrook that, post-Misco, public policy should be equated with illegality, but expresses reservations about that conclusion and its usefulness. He opines that post-Misco cases appear to ask whether the arbitration decision “unduly jeopardizes the interests of third persons, whose interests the decision make may …

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