Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Mar 25, 2013
|Jun 10, 2013||9-0||Kagan||OT 2012|
Holding: When an arbitrator determines that the parties to an arbitration intended to authorize class-wide arbitration, that determination survives judicial review under § 10(a)(4) of the Federal Arbitration Act as long as the arbitrator was arguably construing the contract.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on June 10, 2013. Justice Alito filed a concurring opinion in which Justice Thomas joined.
- Opinion analysis: Tentatively reopening the (back) door to class arbitration (Steve Vladeck)
- Details: Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter (Tom Goldstein)
- Argument recap: How much deference do arbitrators deserve under Stolt-Nielsen? (Steve Vladeck)
- Petition of the day (Ben Cheng)