U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Texas Arbitration Case

24 May U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Texas Arbitration Case

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Parallel Networks, Inc. v. Jenner & Block, LLP, No. 16-1271. The case involved a patent-holding company’s request to vacate a $3 million arbitration award following a legal fees dispute. The high court’s decision to deny certiorari is not surprising as a Dallas County, Texas district court’s order denying the patent holding company’s motion to vacate the award was previously affirmed by both the Fifth District Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court.

The question presented to the U.S. Supreme Court was:

Whether Congress intended Section 10(a) of the FAA to categorically foreclose public-policy challenges to arbitration awards.

More information about this case is available in a blog post that was published earlier this week.

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