Articles Posted in Georgia Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court granted certiorari in this appeal to determine whether 9 USC 16 (a) (1) (B) of the Federal Arbitration Act (the "FAA"), which grants federal litigants the right to directly appeal a trial court's order refusing to compel arbitration, preempted OCGA 5-6-34 (b), a statute which requires parties seeking to appeal from such an order in state courts to follow interlocutory appeal procedures. Because the Court concluded section 5-6-34 (b) is a procedural statute not preempted by section 16 (a) (1) (B), the Court of Appeals' order dismissing the direct appeal filed in this case was affirmed. View "American General Financial Services v. Jape" on Justia Law