11th Circuit Finds Seaman's Claims Must Be Arbitrated Under Contract

(September 2, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT) -- MIAMI — After finding that a cruise line worker's employment contract envisioned performance abroad because he worked on international waters, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 29 affirmed a decision finding that an arbitration clause was enforceable under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (Francis D'Cruz v. NCL [Bahamas] Ltd., et al., No. 15-11766, 11th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15932).

(Opinion available. Document #05-160927-005Z.)

Employment Contract

Francis D'Cruz worked as a systems manager aboard the M/S Norwegian...
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