Today's U.S. Supreme Court split decision in Vaden v. Discover Bank, et al., No. 07-773, (March 9, 2009), holds that federal courts may look through to pleadings for jurisdiction over Federal Arbitration Act Section 4 cases requesting orders to compel arbitration originally brought in state courts.
But the Court reversed a Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that sent to arbitration a case Discover Bank originally filed in a Maryland state court to collect a debt.
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