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Robinson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC v. Phillips

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1154 Ark. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the Federal Arbitration Act preempts a state-law contract rule that singles out arbitration agreements for invalidation because they were signed by family members or other persons for the benefit of the third-party residents now bringing the claims; (2) whether the FAA preempts a state-law contract rule singling out arbitration agreements by imposing a “mutuality of obligation” requirement on them that is not a requirement for other contracts; and (3) whether the FAA preempts a state-law contract rule that singles out arbitration agreements due to lack of “mutuality of assent” because they were not signed by the party seeking to enforce them, when Arkansas law allows other contracts to be valid and enforceable without a signature based on other factors including actual performance.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 18 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 20, 2020)
Apr 06 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 20, 2020 to June 4, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 10 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 4, 2020.
May 18 2020Brief of respondents Andrew Phillips, et al. in opposition filed.
 
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