On February 20, 2008, the Supreme Court decided Preston v. Ferrer. The Court held that when parties agree to arbitrate all questions arising under a contract, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), supersedes state laws lodging primary jurisdiction in another forum, whether judicial or administrative. Mark Perry of Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher discusses the case.
Oral Argument - Jan. 14, 2008:
Decision - February 20, 2008: