June 21, 2010
SCOTUS Issues Arbitration Decision in Rent-A-Center
The Supreme Court has issued its decision in Rent-A-Center, West Inc. v. Jackson, No. 09-497.
Holding: An arbitrator, not a court, is empowered to decide whether an arbitration agreement as a whole, signed as a condition of employment and including a clause providing that questions of interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of the agreement would be questions for the arbitrator to resolve, is unconscionable under state law.
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