Monday, March 9, 2009

Supreme Court decides Vaden

SCOTUS Blog reports that the Supreme Court "ruled that a firm seeking to compel arbitration of a dispute may take the case to a federal District Court only if the underlying controversy could have been litigated in federal court.  A federal court has no jurisdiction, Justice Ginsburg wrote for the Court, to order arbitration of “a slice of a controversy when the controversy as a whole” would be beyond its reach."  I'll post a link to the opinion soon:  Click here to download the opinion.

The case is Vaden v. Discover Bank.  If the oral argument is any indication, the opinion will be interesting indeed.  ---RR

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