In an action for unpaid wages under the Seamen's Wage Act, the district court's order granting defendant's motion to compel arbitration is affirmed where claims under the Act are subject to arbitration pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and plaintiff's claim was subject to a valid arbitration agreement.
Argued and Submitted May 6, 2009
Filed October 2, 2009
Opinion by Judge Smith
Gregory M. Miller, Reed, Longyear, Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC, Seattle, WA