Court review of an interim order of an arbitrator
Kramer v Geldwert, 2014 NY Slip Op 08732, Appellate Division, First Department
Supreme Court denied the petitioner’s motion for discovery in aid of arbitration and dismissed the matter. The Appellate Division unanimously affirmed the lower court’s ruling.
The Appellate Division explained that although in exceptional circumstances, pre-hearing discovery pursuant to CPLR 3102(c) may be ordered after the demand for arbitration has been made, a court may not review the interim orders of an arbitrator.
Thus, concluded the Appellate Division, judicial review of procedural rulings made in the arbitration giving rise to this arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association is barred’
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