Law School Case Brief
Keena v. Groupon, Inc. - 192 F. Supp. 3d 630 (W.D.N.C. 2016)
The Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") applies to provisions in a contract evidencing a transaction involving commerce. Under the FAA, agreements to arbitrate are valid, irrevocable, and enforceable, save upon such grounds as exist at law or in equity for the revocation of any contract. The Supreme Court of the United States has described the FAA as a liberal federal policy favoring arbitration and has stated that arbitration agreements must be enforced according to their terms. As a result, on a motion to compel arbitration, a court must compel arbitration if: (i) the parties have entered into a valid agreement to arbitrate, and; (ii) the dispute in question falls within the scope of the arbitration agreement.
Was Groupon's arbitration provision enforceable?
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