• Buckeye Check Cashing, Inc. v. Cardegna: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Enforceability of Arbitration Provision Despite Claim That Underlying Contract is Illegal and Void
  • March 9, 2006 | Authors: David Yamin; Neil G. McGaraghan; William G. Southard; Stephen A. Zovickian
  • Law Firms: Bingham McCutchen LLP - Boston Office; Bingham McCutchen LLP - San Francisco Office
  • The United States Supreme Court's recent decision in Buckeye Check Cashing, Inc. v. Cardegna, No. 04-1264, slip op. (2006), is a reaffirmation of the Court's commitment to arbitration, as it definitively shuts the door on yet another effort to draw the courts into judicial review of arbitrable issues. At issue in the case was "whether a court or an arbitrator should consider the claim that a contract containing an arbitration provision is void for illegality."