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Supreme Court Expands Enforcement of Arbitration Clauses Calling for The Arbitrator To Decide Arbitrability Issues

By Edwin S. Hopson

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 21, 2010, in a 5 to 4 decision in Rent-A-Center, West, Inc. v. Antonio Jackson, 561 U.S. ____ (2010), expanded the reach of clauses in arbitration agreements that provide for the arbitrator to resolve questions of arbitrability when the challenge is to the enforceability of the entire agreement.

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