High Court Mulls Hearing Key Arbitration Case

Law360, New York (June 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide Monday on whether to hear an antitrust case against a group of shipping companies hinging on whether the plaintiff has a right to pursue class arbitration under an arbitration agreement that is silent about that right, an issue that could affect arbitration in all areas of the law.

On Thursday, the high court considered a petition for writ of certiorari that the shipping companies — Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd., Odfjell ASA, Jo Tankers BV and Tokyo Marine Co....
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