Disputing has a this helpful recap of the Texas Supreme Court’s arbitration cases from the year 2009. (( Yes, there’s a little time left in the year. But the season for year-end retrospectives traditionally begins around the same time as the Black Friday sales. ))

How many of those cases could there be, from one court about one issue? The answer, so far, is an even dozen.

The case tapped as “[p]erhaps the most significant” of these arbitration cases was In re Morgan Stanley, Inc., No. 07-0665 (more info. In that, “The court declined to follow Fifth Circuit precedent and held that the court, not the arbitrator should decide the issue of capacity to contract.” A summary of the case by Victoria VanBuren of Disputing is here; commentary by Professor Alan Scott Rau is here.