CompuCredit v. Greenwood
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Oct 11, 2011
|Jan 10, 2012||8-1||Scalia||OT 2011|
Holding: Because the Credit Repair Organizations Act is silent on whether claims can proceed in an arbitrable forum, the Federal Arbitration Act requires the arbitration agreement to be enforced according to its terms.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on January 10, 2012. Justice Sotomayor filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, which Justice Kagan joined. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion.
- Opinion analysis: Court rebukes Ninth Circuit (again) in reaffirming arbitration agreements (Ronald Mann)
- Court gives short shrift to arbitration foes in predatory credit card dispute (Ronald Mann)
- Court to consider arbitration agreements under Credit Repair Organizations Act (Ronald Mann)
- Rights of the second-chance cardholder (Lyle Denniston)
- Court takes on foreign policy dispute (UPDATED) (Lyle Denniston)
- Petition of the day (Conor McEvily)
Briefs and DocumentsMerits Briefs for the Petitioners
- Brief for AARP and National Senior Citizens Law Center
- Brief for the American Association for Justice