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In Hall Street Associates v. Mattel the Supreme Court was asked to consider whether or not a federal court can enforce an arbitration agreement that provides for more expansive judicial review of an arbitration award than the narrow standard of review provided for in the Federal Arbitration Act. The Court held on March 25, 2008 that the FAA’s grounds for prompt vacatur and modification of awards are exclusive for parties seeking expedited review under the FAA. In this episode of SCOTUScast, Mark Behrens, a partner at the DC based law firm, Shook Hardy & Bacon, discusses the case.


Oral Argument - November 7, 2007:








Decision - March 25, 2008:






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