Betty the devil you know? – The MV BETTY KIX: Arbitrator bias and costs awards in the US | Case by Case (Ep. 9)
Costs are a hugely important factor in nearly all legal cases. Interestingly, there is a big distinction between English Court and US Court treatment of costs, which was an issue in the recent SMA decision of the MV BETTY KIX.
The decision also looks at issues of arbitrator bias. That is currently a big talking point on the English side of the pond following the Halliburton v Chubb decision. This decision is an interesting counterpoint from the US perspective.
Luke and Calum look at the decision in detail, exploring all of the interesting issues that arise from it.