March 5, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday in BG Group v. Republic of Argentina, an international arbitration case that raises the question of whether, in disputes involving a multi-staged dispute resolution process, a court or the arbitrator determines whether a precondition to arbitration has ...[read more]
June 10, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter that an arbitrator did not exceed his powers under 10(a)(4) of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) when he found that the parties' contract provided for class arbitration. Respondent John Sutter, a pediatrician, e... ...[read more]
June 10, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in BG Group PLC v. Republic of Argentina to decide whether a court or the arbitrator determines if a precondition to arbitration has been satisfied in disputes involving a multi-staged dispute resolution process. The case involves a Bilateral ...[read more]
March 26, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter the court is considering whether an arbitrator acts within his powers under the Federal Arbitration Act or exceeds those powers by determining that parties affirmatively agreed to authorize class ...[read more]
November 28, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Nokia announced Wednesday that it filed litigation against Research In Motion (RIM), the Canadian parent company of BlackBerry, in courts in the US, UK and Canada to block sales of BlackBerry smartphones. The move came after a Swedish arbitrator's decision that ruled in favor of the Finnish ...[read more]
June 21, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 in Rent-A-Center v. Jackson that, under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the arbitrator has the authority to decide whether an arbitration agreement is valid, unless the plaintiff specifically challenges the agreement's delegation provision. Under the... ...[read more]
December 30, 2005
by Alexandria Samuel
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has made an offer to settle nearly 200 pending clergy sex abuse lawsuits, lawyers representing plaintiffs in the litigation said Friday. The settlement offer would require that all pending lawsuits be divided into three tiers. Tier one and two plaintiffs ...[read more]

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