Tracy Lipinski


This note examines judicial review of arbitration awards emphasizing if and when a reviewing court can vacate an arbitrator’s award. Part II explores the goals and principles of arbitration, the benefits of arbitration, arbitration legislation, and grounds for vacating an arbitration award. Also discussed in Part II are Supreme Court decisions dealing with judicial review of arbitration awards. Part III provides a statement of the facts, the procedural history, and the United States Supreme Court decision in Major League Baseball Players Ass’n v. Garvey. Finally, Part IV analyzes the Garvey decision, argues for a broader scope of judicial review of arbitration awards, and suggests an alternative ground for vacating arbitration awards.