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First Options v. Kaplan

Docket No.: 94-560
Argued: March 22, 1995
Decided: May 22, 1995

Topics:

9 U.S.C. 1, Economic Activity, 9 U.S.C. 1, Arbitration, Natural Resources, abuse of discretion

PartyNames: FIRST OPTIONS OF CHICAGO, INC., Petitioner, v. Manuel KAPLAN, et ux. and MK Investments, Inc.
Petitioner: First Options
Respondent: Kaplan

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
Citation: 19 F.3d 1503
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

First Options
v.
Kaplan
514 U.S. 938 (1995)
Other Citations: 115 S.Ct. 1920131 L.Ed.2d 985 (514 U.S.
Question:

Is the arbitrability of disputes subject to independent review by the courts? Should courts of appeals apply an "abuse of discretion" standard when reviewing district court upholding arbitration awards?

First Options v. Kaplan
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 22, 1995

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Kaplan, 0 vote(s) against
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