U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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Seventh Circuit holds that the Federal Arbitration Act's exception for “workers engaged…in interstate commerce” only exempts workers that actually move goods across state lines as a central part of their job

August 04, 2020

Click here to view the opinion.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief concerning transportation-worker exception in Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act

December 20, 2019

Click here to view the amicus brief filed jointly by the U.S. Chamber and the National Association of Manufacturers. The brief argued that the District Court erred in construing the scope of “workers engaged … in interstate commerce” phrase to limit the availability of arbitration to resolve work-related disputes.

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

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