Alternative Dispute Resolution
State attorney general was allowed to intervene in a class suit alleging that a lender violated usury laws.
Fifth Circuit panel does not interpret recent Supreme Court authority as overruling circuit opinions allowing bankruptcy courts to disregard arbitration agreements.
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.
Someday, the Supreme Court will decide whether bankruptcy has an exemption from arbitration not available in ordinary commercial litigation.