Sheets discusses Supreme Court ruling

When the Supreme Court ruled on a recent case involving arbitration, it decided to limit the role courts can play in vacating or modifying arbitration awards. TheJournal Record interviewed litigation veteran and founding partner Robert N. Sheets for his insight on the this ruling, considering his extensive experience working with the Supreme Court. According to Sheets, the judicial review taken up by the Supreme Court is usually sought as a way to avoid arbitration because arbitration decisions are final, which do not always bode well for the parties involved. Many attorneys put judicial review clauses in contracts as a means of seeking different settlements options, so that parties’ rights and options are protected. By ruling this way, the Supreme Court has limited the ability to insert such clauses into certain contracts.