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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:

Green Tree Financial Corp. v. Bazzle
Case Documents

1Opinion in Green Tree Financial Corp. v. Bazzle
2Opinion in Green Tree Financial Corp. v. Bazzle
Additional documents for this case are pending review.