McAlpin Conroy successfully enforced
a foreign selection clause requiring arbitration of a
crewmember’s claim against his employer, a major cruise line.
Unhappy with the result, the crewmember appealed the federal
court Order to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Appeal.
On appeal, McAlpin Conroy successfully argued the lower court’s
order compelling arbitration and staying the case was neither
final nor immediately appealable. Accordingly, the Eleventh
Circuit dismissed the predicated on lack of jurisdiction. The
case is currently proceeding in arbitration.