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Case: Preston v. Ferrer
Subject(s): Federal Arbitration Act, federalism, statuory construction, contract, administrative agencies
Appealed from: Court of Appeal of California

Docket No: 06-1463
Decision Rendered: No
Decision: None

Question(s) presented:

Holding of appellate court: The commissioner ruled that it had no power to stop the arbitration proceedings, so Ferrer filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court. There, the court granted his request to stop the arbitration. On Nov. 30, 2006, a state appeals court upheld the decision, rejecting Preston's argument that the Federal Arbitration Act requires an arbitrator resolve the dispute.

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