The petition of the day is:

12-135

Issue: Whether an arbitrator acts within his powers under the Federal Arbitration Act (as the Second and Third Circuits have held) or exceeds those powers (as the Fifth Circuit has held) by determining that parties affirmatively “agreed to authorize class arbitration,” Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. Animalfeeds Int'l Corp., based solely on their use of broad contractual language precluding litigation and requiring arbitration of any dispute arising under their contract.

Posted in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 3, 2012, 11:01 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/12/petition-of-the-day-376/