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Green Tree Financial Corp. v. Bazzle

Docket No.: 02-634
Certiorari Granted: Jan 10 2003
Argued: April 22, 2003
Decided: June 23, 2003

Topics:

9 U.S.C. 1, Economic Activity, 7 U.S.C. 7254, Arbitration, Commerce Clause, Dormant Commerce Clause, EPA, Privileges and Immunities Clause, RICO, antitrust, judicial review, preemption

PartyNames: Green Tree Financial Corp., nka Conseco Finance Corp. v. Lynn W. Bazzle, etc., et al.
Petitioner: Green Tree Financial Corp., nka Conseco Finance Corp.
Respondent: Lynn W. Bazzle, etc., et al.

Court Below: Supreme Court of South Carolina
Citation: South Carolina Supreme Court, 569 S.E.2d 349. QUESTION PRESENTED Whether the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. ยง 1 et seq., prohibits class-actionprocedures from being superimposed onto an arbitration agreement that does not provide for class-action arbitration. CERT. GRANTED: 1/10/03
Supreme Court Docket

Green Tree Financial Corp., nka Conseco Finance Corp.
v.
Lynn W. Bazzle, etc., et al.
539 U.S. 444 (2003)
Question:

Does the Federal Arbitration Act permit class-wide arbitration hearings?

Green Tree Financial Corp. v. Bazzle
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 22, 2003

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Bazzle, 4 vote(s) against
Opinion By:
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