David A. Cole


When an arbitrator's decision is adverse to one party, does the double jeopardy clause2 prohibit further pursuit of the claim by the successful party? With the rising emphasis being placed on arbitration clauses in collective bargaining agreements, it was only a matter of time before this question arose in the workplace. In United States v. Reed3 the Eleventh Circuit established the test for determining if an arbitrator's decision invokes the double jeopardy clause.



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