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Rent-a-Center West, Inc. v. Jackson

Close Date: 06/21/2010
Topic(s): Arbitration
Date Of Involvement: 01/15/2010
Docket: 09-497

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This case presented the following question:

Is the district court required in all cases to determine claims that an arbitration agreement subject to the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) is unconscionable, even when the parties to the contract have clearly and unmistakably assigned this “gateway” issue to the arbitrator for decision?

One June 21, 2010, the Court ruled 5-4 in favor of the petitioner.