On August 25th, the Eleventh Circuit held that federal jurisdiction exists over a petition seeking an order to compel arbitration relating to a consumer loan. Plaintiff alleged that defendants' consumer loan was usurious and defendants sought to compel arbitration. The Eleventh Circuit concluded that Supreme Court precedent requires it to "look through" the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") Section 4 petition to the substantive controversy between the parties. Because the dispute could have arisen under federal law, federal jurisdiction over the FAA petition exists and the district court has jurisdiction over defendants' Section 4 petition. Community State Bank v. Strong.