Supreme Court Considers Arbitration Case

Law360, New York (November 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a dispute over when U.S. courts are allowed to review a decision reached in arbitration — a case Justice Stephen Breyer half-jokingly called the “case of the century.”

Hall Street Associates v. Mattel Inc. pits two different interpretations of the Federal Arbitration Act against each other. The case considers the question of whether a judge should be allowed to examine a decision made by an arbitrator for legal error if the parties decide to put that type of...
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