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  1. May 17, 2024

    Justices' Arbitration Ruling To Slow Wage Appeals

    Workers will struggle to appeal orders compelling arbitration now that the U.S. Supreme Court has said federal courts must stay cases when claims are sent to arbitration instead of dismissing them, attorneys said. Here, Law360 explores the issue.

  2. May 16, 2024

    Justices Say Courts Must Stay Suits Sent To Arbitration

    The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously concluded Thursday that federal courts do not have discretion to toss a case once it's decided that the claims belong in arbitration, ruling in a wage and overtime suit brought by delivery drivers against their employer.

  3. April 22, 2024

    Justices Skeptical Staying Arbitration Cases Burdens Courts

    The U.S. Supreme Court tackled Monday whether courts should stay or dismiss suits headed to arbitration, with some justices appearing skeptical of the argument that tossing the suits burdens courts less than pausing litigation.

  4. April 19, 2024

    Up Next At High Court: Abortions & Presidential Immunity

    The U.S. Supreme Court will return Monday for the term's final week of oral arguments, during which it will consider several high-stakes disputes, including whether a federal healthcare law can preempt state abortion bans and whether former President Donald Trump is entitled to immunity from criminal charges related to official acts.

  5. March 28, 2024

    Delivery Co. Says FAA-Mandated Stay Can Mean Dismissal

    A courier company told the U.S. Supreme Court that statutory language compelling courts to stay arbitration-bound cases does not preclude dismissal of those cases, arguing that a strict reading of the word "stay" would improperly strip courts of their discretion to manage their dockets.

  6. March 05, 2024

    US Chamber Tells Justices Stay Required During Arbitration

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce told the U.S. Supreme Court that courts must stay suits they sent into arbitration, saying that the Federal Arbitration Act doesn't contemplate the dismissal option.

  7. February 27, 2024

    Drivers Tell Justices Dismissal Not Needed During Arbitration

    The Federal Arbitration Act is clear that courts should issue a stay on arbitrable suits, three delivery drivers told the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that a Ninth Circuit decision tossing their misclassification claims clashes with the federal statute.

  8. January 16, 2024

    Textualism Takes Center Stage In High Court Arbitration Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday to consider whether district courts have discretion to stay or dismiss a case they send to arbitration tees up a textualist ruling for stays alone, potentially helping judges supervise arbitration but hindering litigants' appellate opportunities, experts told Law360.

  9. January 12, 2024

    High Court To Weigh Letting Judges Toss Arbitration Cases

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether trial courts may choose to stay or dismiss a case when they refer it to arbitration, granting two circuit court judges' call to consider a question they said has split the 10 circuit courts that have weighed in. 

  10. December 05, 2023

    Arbitration Doesn't Warrant Pause, Delivery Co. Tells Justices

    The Federal Arbitration Act doesn't require courts to put suits on hold while arbitration is underway, a shipping company said, telling the U.S. Supreme Court it doesn't need to weigh whether the Ninth Circuit correctly tossed a misclassification suit.