Justices Agree to Examine Arbitration Agreement; Appeals Courts Have Split
Per BNA's Class Action Litigation Report, 11/14/2008:
The U.S. Supreme Court Nov. 7 granted review of an issue that the petitioner says has generated an “intractable divide” among the federal appeals courts: Does the Federal Arbitration Act give appellate jurisdiction over the appeal from an order denying application to stay claims involving nonsignatories to an arbitration agreement? (Arthur Andersen LLP v. Carlisle, U.S., No. 08-146, cert. granted 11/7/08).