Before announcing the winners of this year's festival, the jury, consisting of Fahmy El-Khouly, Mo'men Khalifa and Alaa Ouaa
, shared some candid observations about the festival.
He alleged he was fraudulently induced by the hospital to give up a prior medical practice for "false promises of guaranteed compensation that it never intended to pay." The hospital moved to compel arbitration under the Oklahoma Uniform Arbitration Act (OUAA), and the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), and to dismiss Dr.
The court observed that the United States Supreme Court when analyzing the law, explicitly declared it had "rejected the view that state law could bar enforcement of the FAA even in the contest of state-law claims brought in state court." Thus, the court concluded that the OUAA might not be applicable in this case to negate the application of the FAA, including application of substantive law requiring severance of consideration of the arbitration provision as opposed to consideration of the parties' entire agreement, in the face of the allegations of Dr.