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Supreme Court Declines To Overturn Arbitrator’s Decision Permitting Class Arbitration

In a unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court once again considered the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), this time reiterating the FAA's highly deferential standard for judicial review of arbitrator decisions. ...more

SCOTUS Rules: Right or wrong, arbitrator's interpretation stands

The United States Supreme Court in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter held that an arbitration agreement in a fee-for-services contract between physicians and a health insurance company required arbitration of a class dispute...more

Supreme Court Decision Highlights the Danger of Allowing an Arbitrator to Decide Whether Parties Agreed to Class Arbitration

In Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, No. 12-135 (U.S. June 10, 2013), the Supreme Court unanimously held that where the parties to an arbitration agreement authorize the arbitrator to decide whether their agreement allows...more

Legal Alert: Arbitration and Class Action Waiver Issues Again Before the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in the first of two cases to be argued this term again raising questions regarding the enforceability of arbitration agreements and class action waivers. These cases...more

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Arbitration Clauses and Class Actions Next Year

The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari to consider Oxford Health Plans’ appeal of a ruling compelling class arbitration with its providers over the insurer’s payment practices....more

Courts Continue to Wrestle With Arbitration Issues

Decades ago, Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act to combat the hostility courts showed towards arbitration agreements. Since that time, the Supreme Court has repeatedly pronounced the public policy in favor of the...more

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