SLANEY v. INT'L AMATEUR ATHLETIC FED'N, 99-4146
The New York Convention, 9 USC 201, bars an athlete's challenge to arbitration with an athletic tribunal where the athlete is more than an interested party to arbitration proceedings, and the Amateur Sports Act preempts all state law claims by giving the United States Olympic Committee the exclusive right to resolve American athlete eligibility disputes.
- Argued 01/19/2001
- Decided 03/27/2001
- Published 03/27/2001
- FLAUM, Chief Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and POSNER and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- James E. Coleman, Jr. (argued), Durham, NC, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Eugene D. Gulland (argued), Donald J. Ridings, Jr., Covington & Burling, Washington, DC, William C. Barnard, Sommer & Barnard, Indianapolis, IN, for Defendant-Appellee International Amateur Athletic Federation., R.D. Zink, Henderson, Daily, Withrow & Devoe, Indianapolis, IN, Richard R. Young, Brent E. Rychener (argued), Holme Roberts & Owen, Colorado Springs, CO, for Defendant-Appellee United States Olympic Committee.