Stolt-Nielsen v. AnimalFeeds: U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Class Arbitration Cannot be Imposed on Parties Whose Agreements Are Silent on the Issue

by Lewis S. Wiener, Gail L. Westover, Brendan Ballard, and Wilson G. Barmeyer In a 5-3 majority decision issued on April 27, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Stolt-Nielsen, S.A. v. AnimalFeeds Int'l Corp. , No. 08-1198 ( See Mealey's News item on this case ), that...