Section 7 of FAA: Are “Sitting” and “Seat” Synonymous?
Pursuant to Chapter 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), arbitrators may issue summonses. If any person or persons so summoned to testify refuses or neglects to obey the summons, “upon petition the United States district court for the district in which such arbitrators, or a majority of them, are sitting may compel the attendance of such person or persons before said arbitrator or arbitrators, or punish said person or persons for contempt in the same manner provided by law for securing the attendance of witnesses or their punishment for neglect or refusal to attend in the courts of the United States.” 9 U.S.C. § 7. (emphasis added)Read More