High Court Mulls Arbitration Act In Andersen Appeal

Law360, New York (March 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in an appeal brought by Arthur Andersen LLP and others on the issue of whether a litigant not party to an arbitration agreement can appeal a federal court decision refusing to stay the litigation pending arbitration.

In an appeal brought by defendants including defunct accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP, attorneys from both sides argued whether the Federal Arbitration Act allows parties who haven't signed on to an arbitration agreement to enforce an agreement under Section 3, and what the...
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