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Supreme Court Hears Case On Railroad Arbitration

Law360 (October 7, 2009, 6:56 PM EDT) -- What many expected to be a case that hinged on a question of due process before the U.S. Supreme Court instead became a debate over railroad industry rulemaking and the facts and fairness of an employment arbitration proceeding.

The court appeared split on Wednesday as more liberal justices, in particular new Justice Sonia Sotomayor, grilled attorneys for Union Pacific Railroad Co. about whether a labor union's evidence of attempts to resolve the disputed firing of five railroad employees was unfairly excluded from a case before the...
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