Partner John Dellaportas
authored the Mealey’s International Arbitration Report
article “NY Appellate Division, In Daesang v. NutraSweet
, Delivers a Blow to ‘Manifest Disregard’ Doctrine.” The article examines the New York State Appellate Division’s decision to reject a trial court’s invocation of the “manifest disregard of the law” doctrine to partially vacate an international arbitration award in Daesang v. NutraSweet
. The decision was unanimously hailed by local practitioners but, at least on paper, if perhaps not in practice, the Appellate Division reaffirmed a somewhat looser standing for manifest disregard than the Second Circuit.