No. 73-781.

417 U.S. 506 (1974)

94 S.Ct. 2449

41 L.Ed.2d 270


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 17, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert F. Hanley argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs was Lynne E. McNown.

Francis J. Higgins argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was A. Charles Lawrence.

Gerald Aksen argued the cause for the American Arbitration Assn. as amicus curiae urging reversal. With him on the brief were Whitney North Seymour, Sol Neil Corbin, Rita E. Hauser, Howard M. Holtzmann, Andreas F. Lowenfeld, John R. Stevenson, and Rosemary S. Page.

MR. JUSTICE STEWART delivered the opinion of the Court.

Alberto-Culver Co., the respondent, is an American company incorporated in Delaware with its principal office in Illinois. It manufactures and distributes toiletries and hair products in this country and abroad. During the 1960's Alberto-Culver decided to expand its overseas operations, and as part of this program it approached the petitioner Fritz Scherk, a German citizen...

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