Southland Corporation v. Keating

PETITIONER:Southland Corporation
LOCATION:Men’s Central Jail

DOCKET NO.: 82-500
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1981-1986)
LOWER COURT: Supreme Court of California

CITATION: 465 US 1 (1984)
ARGUED: Oct 04, 1983
DECIDED: Jan 23, 1984

John F. Wells – on behalf of the Appellees
Mark J. Spooner – on behalf of the Appellants

Facts of the case

This case caused the review of the regulations of the California Franchise Investment Act (FIA), and the conflict whether it had jurisdiction to deny some kind of arbitration contracts because of prescriptions of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAC), infringed the Supremacy Clause. And whether the arbitrary prosecution in the definition of this legal act was violated when a class-action form was applied by the courts in states.