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Alejandro (“Alex”) Moreno is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group and the Office Managing Partner of the Firm's San Diego office. He is…

Alejandro (“Alex”) Moreno is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group and the Office Managing Partner of the Firm's San Diego office. He is the firm’s 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow.

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In 23-3 Coinbase, Inc. v. Suski (05/23/2024) (supremecourt.gov) (May 23, 2024), the U.S. Supreme Court once again delved into the frequently litigated arena of arbitration agreements. Specifically, the Court considered whether the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) empowers courts or arbitrators to decide which contract controls when (1) parties have executed multiple contracts, and (2) at least one contract contains an arbitration agreement delegating the threshold issue of arbitrability to an arbitrator while another sends arbitrability disputes to the courts. Guided by “basic principles of contract” law, the Court unanimously held that courts—not arbitrators—must decide which contract governs the parties’ dispute.

Continue Reading Supreme Court Rules That Judges – Not Arbitrators – Must Resolve Disputes Where Various Agreements May Govern a Particular Dispute and Those Agreements Conflict on the Forum for Deciding Arbitrability

About

Alejandro (“Alex”) Moreno is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group and the Office Managing Partner of the Firm's San Diego office. He is…

Alejandro (“Alex”) Moreno is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group and the Office Managing Partner of the Firm's San Diego office. He is the firm’s 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow.

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