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(ORDER LIST: 552 U.S.)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007

ORDER IN PENDING CASE

06-989 HALL STREET ASSOC. V. MATTEL, INC.

The parties are directed to file supplemental briefs addressing the following questions:

(1) Does authority exist outside the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) under which a party to litigation begun without reliance on the FAA may enforce a provision for judicial review of an arbitration award?

(2) If such authority does exist, did the parties, in agreeing to arbitrate, rely in whole or part on that authority?

(3) Has petitioner in the course of this litigation waived any reliance on authority outside the FAA for enforcing the judicial review provision of the parties' arbitration agreement?

The briefs, not to exceed 6,000 words, are to be filed simultaneously with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2007. Reply briefs, not to exceed 3,000 words, may be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2007.