High Court Favors Arbitrator In Rent-A-Center Case

Law360, New York (June 21, 2010, 11:31 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's split ruling Monday that the enforceability of an arbitration clause in an employment agreement was a question for an arbitrator continues the high court's pro-arbitration push and limits the ability of employees and consumers to challenge the fairness of binding arbitration, lawyers say.

The 5-4 decision, delivered by Justice Antonin Scalia, forecloses a line of attack on arbitration agreements that had been opened up by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and some state courts, in which the question...
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