Down to Business: Supreme Court Appears Ready to Address Important Business Community Issues

In its October 2015 term, the Supreme Court of the United States appears ready to address significant legal questions that will likely have major implications for the business community, particularly with regard to administrative law, arbitration, civil liability, and class-action certification. The Court’s opinions could shape civil litigation in the United States for years to come. It remains to be seen, at least for the cases that have not yet been decided (Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins and RJR Nabisco v. The European Community), whether the Court will issue broad rulings or narrow, fact-bound decisions. If the Court’s rulings upset the wheels of industry, Congress may need to act.

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