Bloomberg Law
June 6, 2022, 2:49 PMUpdated: June 6, 2022, 7:53 PM

Supreme Court Expands Reach of Federal Arbitration Carveout (2)

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

A former Southwest Airlines Co. ramp supervisor falls under an exemption to arbitration requirements for transportation workers, allowing her to bring her overtime dispute in court, the US Supreme Court ruled.

The unanimous decision Monday, which settles a split among federal appeals courts, expands the reach of a Federal Arbitration Act carveout for “seamen, railroad employees, or any other class of workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce.”

Justice Amy Coney Barrett didn’t participate in the case because she penned a decision on the issue during her time on the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

The decision ...

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