In the 2007-08 term, the Supreme Court returned to areas of the law familiar to its tried-and-true business docket, addressing issues related to punitive damages, the scope of the civil provisions of RICO, pre-emption of state law and arbitration. Although the overall results were not as pro-business as those last term, the decisions again reflected an approach generally sympathetic to corporate concerns, say Kilpatrick Stockton's Adam H. Charnes and James J. Hefferan Jr.
Last Term's High Court Rulings Mostly Pro-Corporation
The National Law Journal
August 15, 2008