Goldman, Sachs & Co. v. Golden Empire Sch. Fin. Auth., No. 13-797 (2d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
In each of these appeals, the district court granted a financial services firm's motion to enjoin a FINRA arbitration brought against the firm by a public financing authority. As a preliminary matter, the court concluded that it had jurisdiction in both appeals and the district court had authority to enjoin arbitration in both appeals. On the merits, the court concluded that the FINRA arbitration rules have been superseded by forum selection clauses requiring "all actions and proceedings" related to the transactions between the parties to be brought in court. Accordingly, the court affirmed both appeals.