This Comment argues that North Carolina should reexamine the interim relief provisions under the ICACA in order to reduce reliance on court assistance during the arbitral process, thereby identifying itself as a forum for international commercial arbitration that is increasingly receptive to the needs of the parties involved. Part I will generally describe when the ICACA applies in light of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). Part II will further discuss why, in light of this relationship between federal and state arbitration law, North Carolina should reexamine the interim relief provisions under the ICACA. Part III will highlight four issues concerning interim relief provisions that should be examined and offer suggestions for legislators and practitioners to consider in confronting these issues.
R. Jeremy Sugg, Interim Relief and International Commercial Arbitration in North Carolina: Where We Are and Where We Should be Looking, 30 Campbell L. Rev. 389 (2008).