A federal judge scolded arbitration firm JAMS over one of its shareholders’ failure to timely disclose the extent of her financial interests in the firm, adding that JAMS also had “far greater contacts” with the law firm representing the defendants than it disclosed at the start of the case.

U.S. District Judge J. Curtis Joyner of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s excoriation came in his ruling declining to vacate an arbitration award in favor of the defendants, NTT Data, sued by plaintiff Sarah Martin over alleged sex discrimination. The case went to arbitration in February 2018 before JAMS arbitrator and shareholder Vivien Shelanski.

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