Split High Court: California Appeals Court Must Enforce Arbitration Agreement

(December 14, 2015, 12:19 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A California appellate panel erred when it refused to enforce an arbitration clause contained in a cable provider’s customer agreement, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Dec. 14, finding that the appellate panel’s interpretation was preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) (DIRECTV, Inc. v. Amy Imburgia, et al., No. 14-462, U.S. Sup.).

(Opinion available. Document #43-151218-006Z.)

“We recognize, as the dissent points out, that when DIRECTV drafted the contract, the parties likely believed that the words ‘law of your state’ included California...
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