U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

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First Circuit holds that the FAA’s exemption for “workers engaged … in interstate commerce” covers all transportation workers moving goods or people within the flow of interstate commerce, even if they do not physically cross state lines during their work

July 17, 2020

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U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in Section 1 FAA case

November 22, 2019

The U.S. Chamber and NAM filed a joint amicus brief concerning the transportation-worker exception in Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act, arguing that District Court erred in construing scope of “workers engaged … in interstate commerce” phrase to limit the availability of arbitration to resolve work-related disputes.

Archis A. Parasharami of Mayer Brown LLP served as co-counsel for the amici.

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