High Court Throws New Query Into Arbitration Case

Law360 (November 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Supreme Court has posed a new question in an arbitration challenge that many hoped would finally resolve a long-standing conflict surrounding the Federal Arbitration Act. The move has left some arbitration experts wondering whether the justices will end up sidestepping the matter altogether.

It's a case that Justice Stephen Breyer called “the case of the century.”

Hall Street Associates v. Mattel Inc. promised to focus the Supreme Court's attention on a long-standing tough spot in the 82-year old Federal Arbitration Act.

“They took the case...
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