High Court Denies Cert In Arbitration Clause Dispute

Law360, New York (November 1, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused an insurer's bid to review a circuit court's definition of the phrase “arising out of” in arbitration clauses, an issue that the insurer said had sharply divided the circuits in deciding whether contract disputes must be arbitrated.

The court announced its decision Friday. American Home Assurance Co. had asked the high court in late September to weigh in on the interpretation of the phrase by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which had rejected the insurer's attempt...
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