1 Analyses of this case by attorneys

  1. Immunity granted to those bearing false witness at arbitration

    Bergstein & Ullrich, LLPFebruary 25, 2008

    The problem for Rolon is that the Second Circuit in 1990 ruled that arbitrators, like judges, enjoy immunity from suit for their actions in resolving these disputes. In addition, in Briscoe v. LaHue, 460 U.S. 325 (1983), the Supreme Court held that witnesses in court proceedings cannot be sued over their testimony. The reasoning in Briscoe applies with equal force to arbitrations, since both proceedings rely on sworn testimony and endeavor to find the truth.