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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ContractsProf Blog Admits to Arbitration Exhaustion

We have been preoccupied with Rant-A-Center v. Jackson, but the Supreme Court's interest in arbitration issues is not limited to that case.  Today the court decided Stolt-Nielsen v. Animalfeeds Int'l Inc. in which the issue was whether an arbitrator can permit class-action arbitration when the arbitration agreement is silent as to the availability of that mechanism.  The court said no in a 5-3 decision that split along predictable lines, with Justice Sotomayor not participating.  If you want details you should look elsewhere.  We recommend the following blawgs:

Sarah Cole on the ADR Prof Blog

Richard Bales on the Workplace Prof Blog

If anybody has other links to recommend, please let us know and we will add them.

[Jeremy Telman]

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