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Civil Procedure Keyed to Cross
Gilmer v. Interstate/Johnson Lane Corporation
Citation:500 U.S. 20, 111 S.Ct. 1647, 114 L.Ed.2d 26 (1991)
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Gilmer (Petitioner) brought suit against Interstate (Respondent) for age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 after he was fired at the age of sixty-two. Respondent filed a motion to compel arbitration as stipulated in the Petitioner’s employment contract and under the Federal Arbitration Act.
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