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Balen v. Holland Am. Line Inc., No. 07-36011

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.

Read Balen v. Holland Am. Line Inc., No. 07-36011

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted May 6, 2009

Filed October 2, 2009


Opinion by Judge Smith


For Appellant:

Gregory M. Miller, Reed, Longyear, Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC, Seattle, WA

For Appellee:

Stephen R. Rummage and Roger A. Leishman, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, WA