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Washington State Appellate Court’s Ruling Appears To Contravene Federal Arbitration Law

4 December 2012
Mayer Brown's Class Defense Blog

The Supreme Court’s unanimous summary reversal in Nitro-Lift last week sends a strong message that state courts must adhere to the Federal Arbitration Act—a legal principle that is important to businesses seeking to enforce their contractual arbitration rights when plaintiffs file non-removable class actions in state court. Just as importantly, it confirms that the Court is more than prepared to step in when state courts defy its clearly controlling precedents.

Read the entire post on Mayer Brown's Class Defense Blog.

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