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Another Appellate Court Bars Arbitration of ‘Core’ Claims

State attorney general was allowed to intervene in a class suit alleging that a lender violated usury laws.

Fifth Circuit Still Precludes Arbitration of ‘Core’ Bankruptcy Issues

Fifth Circuit panel does not interpret recent Supreme Court authority as overruling circuit opinions allowing bankruptcy courts to disregard arbitration agreements.

Proceedings for Contempt Discharge Held Not Subject to Arbitration

Florida case raises the question of whether the Supreme Court will eventually give bankruptcy a general exemption from arbitration, or an exemption only for core proceedings.

District Court Overrides Arbitration on Disputes Regarding Defective Proofs of Claim

Someday, the Supreme Court will decide whether bankruptcy has an exemption from arbitration not available in ordinary commercial litigation.