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Abstract

The Federal Arbitration Act advances a strong desire to encourage parties in labor management disputes to utilize arbitration in lieu of litigation.' For this reason, judicial review of an arbitrator's award is construed narrowly by three specific provisions? In recent years, a public policy exception to this strict standard of review has developed,4 and its use has exploded. This Note discusses the impact of this public policy exception on both arbitration and judicial forums. In addition, this Note highlights the potential for abuse when the exception is not limited and applied with care.

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