“Monster Energy distribution dispute: amicus briefs do not create evident partiality”

Matthew Kirtland, Katie Connolly, Esha Kamboj of Norton Rose Fulbright have this article in Lexology, discussing a California District Court’s decision in Monster Energy Co v City Beverages, 5:17-CV-00295, 2021 WL 650275 (CD, Cal, 17 Feb 2021), in which the court held that JAMS’ submissions of amicus briefs in litigation challenging the impartiality of one of its arbitrators did not preclude its oversight of the underlying arbitration in subsequent proceedings.

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