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Barrentine v. Arkansas-Best Freight System

Close Date: 04/06/1981
Topic(s): Arbitration
Consumer Justice
Status: closed
Citation: 450 U.S. 728(1981)
Date Of Involvement: 01/01/1981
Docket: 79-2006
Court: Supreme

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