Rent-A-Center, W., Inc. v. Jackson, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4981 (June 21, 2010)

Rent-A-Center, W., Inc. v. Jackson, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4981 (June 21, 2010)

LexisNexisOverview:  Former employee's claim that an arbitration agreement was unconscionable did not specifically challenge a provision that delegated to the arbitrator the authority to decide whether the agreement was enforceable; the delegation provision therefore was treated as valid under 9 U.S.C.S. § 2, and the agreement's validity was left for the arbitrator.

Counsel: Robert F. Friedman argued the cause for petitioner.

Ian E. Silverberg argued the cause for respondent.

Judges: SCALIA, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and KENNEDY, THOMAS, and ALITO, JJ., joined. STEVENS, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which GINSBURG, BREYER, and SOTOMAYOR, JJ., joined.

OPINION BY: SCALIA

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