High Court Ruling Sheds Light On Role Of Arbitration

Law360, New York (June 24, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Handing a partial victory to Granite Rock Co. in a feud with an International Brotherhood of Teamsters chapter, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday further clarified its stance on arbitration jurisdiction, finding that courts — not arbitrators — must hear disputes over the formation of collective bargaining agreements.

In a 7-2 decision delivered by Justice Clarence Thomas, the high court decided that a dispute between the company and Teamsters Local 287 over the ratification date of a new collective bargaining agreement was a matter for the...
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