The FAA after American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant
By DEBORAH KANG & ADAM REICH
On February 27, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the scope of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, No. 12-133, 2012 WL 3096737 (U.S. Nov. 9, 2012). Specifically, the Court will determine if the FAA authorizes courts to invoke federal substantive law of arbitrability to invalidate arbitration agreements.