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U.S. Supreme Court,
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Feb. 29, 2024

Justices question lengthy Coinbase arbitration dispute

The justices were curious about why the parties are fighting so hard – for three years now – about whether an arbitrator or court should decide who should hear their dispute.

U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared to be weary Wednesday of a dispute about whether four consumers who sued cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc. should be forced into arbitration over money they paid to enter a sweepstakes.

But several justices appeared to be eager to vacate a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and send the case back, as neither party agreed with Senior Judge A. Wallace Tashima’s rationale in siding ...

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