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High Court Denies AUCRA's Request to Review 4th Circuit's Arbitrability Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to decide whether a court or an arbitrator should hear a challenge to an arbitration agreement that includes a delegation provision which calls for arbitration of questions of arbitrability.

On Jan. 22, the high court denied Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Insurance Company Inc.'s petition for certiorari.

AUCRA sought to challenge the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' determination that, pursuant to Rent-A-Center West, Inc. v. Jackson, "if a party challenges the validity under Section 2 of the Federal Arbitration Agreement of the precise agreement to arbitrate at issue, the federal ...

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