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Vaden v. Discover Bank
No. 07-773

Title:

    Betty E. Vaden v. Discover Bank, et al.

Subject:

    Arbitration, Civil Procedure, Preemption

Questions:

    1. Whether a suit seeking to enforce a state-law arbitration obligation brought under Section 4 of the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. section 4, "aris[es] under" federal law, see 28 U.S.C. section 1331, when the petition to compel itself raises no federal question but the dispute sought to be arbitrated -- a dispute that the federal court is not asked to and cannot reach -- involves federal law.

    2. If so, whether a "completely preempted" state-law counterclaim in an underlying state-court dispute can supply subject-matter jurisdiction.

Decisions:

Resources:

  • Docket Sheet From the U.S. Supreme Court.

Briefs:

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Counsel of Record

For Petitioner:

John A. Mattingly Jr.
Leonardtown, MD

For Respondent:

Alan S. Kaplinsky
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
Philadelphia, PA

Carter G. Phillips
Sidley Austin LLP
Washington, DC



 

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