Christopher A. Reese

Christopher A. Reese

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

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Eleventh Circuit Affirms that Waiting Too Long to Raise an Arbitration Agreement’s Delegation Clause Waives the Right to Have the...

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently confirmed that waiting too long to raise an arbitration agreement’s delegation clause waives the right to ask the court to send threshold questions of...more

6/24/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Waivers

Supreme Court Confirms That Merits Decisions Are Final and Appealable Even When Contractual Fees Remain Unresolved

The U.S. Supreme Court has provided much-needed clarity and uniformity on the issue of whether contractual attorney’s fees are a part of a merits decision for the purposes of determining timeliness of a federal appeal. Ray...more

1/30/2014 - Appeals Attorney's Fees Final Judgment Litigation Fees & Costs Ray Haluch Gravel v International Union of Operating Engineers SCOTUS

The "Effective Vindication" Doctrine is a Virtual Dead Letter After American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant

On June 20, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, No. 12- 133, held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires courts to enforce a contractual waiver of class action...more

7/5/2013 - American Express American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act SCOTUS

McCarn v. HSBC USA, Inc.: A Federal Court Dismisses a Plaintiff's Attempt to Apply Antitrust-Conspiracy Principles to a Consumer...

On November 13, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, in McCarn v. HSBC USA, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162257, issued an important decision rejecting as inadequate a plaintiff’s attempt to...more

12/29/2012 - Class Action Conspiracies Discovery Equitable Tolling HSBC Mortgages Pleadings RESPA Standing Statute of Limitations

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