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Arthur Andersen LLP v. Carlisle, 08-146

In an appeal from a ruling dismissing an appeal of a denial of a stay pending arbitration, court of appeals' dismissal is reversed where: 1) the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) entitles any litigant asking for a Section 3 stay to an immediate appeal from that motion's denial, regardless of whether the litigant is in fact eligible for a stay; and 2) a litigant who was not a party to an arbitration agreement may invoke Section 3 if the relevant state contract law allows him to enforce the agreement.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/04/2009
  • Published 05/04/2009



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