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Caputo v. Wells Fargo Advisors

Petition for certiorari denied on October 31, 2022
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-265 3rd Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2022

Issues: (1) Whether this court’s public policy exception is inapplicable to an arbitral award enforcing contractual provisions that are expressly illegal, void, and unenforceable under applicable statutes, on the supposition that such statutes do not embody sufficiently well-defined and dominant public policy; (2) whether this court’s public policy exception to judicial deference toward arbitral awards is displaced by a deferential manifest-disregard-of-law standard of judicial review where, as here, the public policy issue was presented to the arbitrators; and (3) whether this court’s public policy exception is applicable under the Federal Arbitration Act in light of Hall Street Associates v. Mattel, holding that grounds set out in the FAA for vacating arbitral awards are exclusive.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 15 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 20, 2022)
Sep 22 2022Waiver of right of respondent Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC to respond filed.
Oct 05 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/28/2022.
Oct 25 2022Supplemental brief of petitioner Christopher N. Caputo filed. (Distributed)
Oct 31 2022Petition DENIED.
Nov 22 2022Petition of Christopher N. Caputo for rehearing submitted.