Twomey, David P. “Court review of labor arbitration awards”. North Atlantic Regional Business Law Review, 1989. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/1487.
This article addresses judicial review of awards by labor arbitrators, detailing when courts may substitute their judgment for that of the arbitrators. The discussion covers instances of successful challenges to awards on theories ranging from violation of public policy, failure to adhere to the plain language of the collective bargaining agreement, to fraud and dishonesty. The author notes with approval a retreat from this expansive approach to arbitrators’ awards, asserting that judicial deference to arbitrators’ findings are crucial for the labor arbitration system to function effectively.