High Court Wants US To Weigh In On Arbitrators' Authority

Law360, New York (November 5, 2012, 2:19 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the federal government to weigh in on the extent of arbitrators' authority to take on disputes, in a case involving BG Group PLC's bid to reinstate a $185 million arbitration award over an investment in now-bankrupt Argentine gas distributor MetroGas SA.

In a brief order, the high court invited the U.S. solicitor general’s office to express its views on the dispute, after the D.C. Circuit overturned the British natural gas exploration company's arbitration award in January, ruling that a...
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