It's been a pretty busy week for arbitration issues at the Supreme Court. Yesterday, the Court heard oral argument in Rent-a-Center v. Jackson, a potentially very important arbitration case that I've discussed before.
Congress just passed a bill to allow terminated auto dealers to arbitrate their termination under an expedited procedure. The procedure highlights the issue of faster, cheaper, that I've been discussing.
Where a contract contains an arbitration clause, may a non-signatory force a signatory to arbitrate? That depends on the facts, says the 8th Circuit in reversing the Eastern District of Missouri in the latest chapter of an 8 year-long litigation.