New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira

Argument:  October 2, 2018
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New Prime Inc.:  In a dispute over the whether a contract falls within the exemptions in Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), a THE ARBITRATOR determines whether the FAA applies,  NOT THE COURT.
Section 1 of the FAA’s  exemption of “contracts of employment” in certain industries, DOES NOT APPLY to agreements that purport to establish an independent-contractor relationship

Oliveira:  In a dispute over the whether a contract falls within the exemptions in Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), A COURT determines whether the FAA applies,  NOT THE ARBITRATOR.
Section 1 of the FAA’s  exemption of “contracts of employment” in certain industries, APPLIES to agreements that purport to establish an independent-contractor relationship.

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