Christopher A. Reese

Christopher A. Reese

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

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American Arbitration Association Panel Distinguishes Third Circuit’s Holding in Opalinski

The intersection of class actions and arbitration continues to raise issues for parties to consider in evaluating whether arbitration clauses do or do not permit class actions in arbitration. One such issue involves who gets...more

9/30/2014 - American Arbitration Association Appeals Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Arbitrators Class Action Oil & Gas Robert Half Royalties Staffing Agencies

Upcoming Supreme Court Case Highlights Appealability Pitfalls When Cases Are Consolidated

Consolidation of cases in federal courts can take many forms. Sometimes cases are consolidated for all purposes. Sometimes, they are consolidated only for limited purposes of discovery or pretrial proceedings. A case in which...more

8/1/2014 - Antitrust Injuries Antitrust Litigation Appeals Appellate Review Banks Case Consolidation Certiorari Dismissals Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Litigation Strategies Right To Appeal SCOTUS

PA Superior Court Indicates that Filing a Motion for Compulsory Non-Suit Alone May Preserve the Right to Request JNOV After Trial

Pennsylvania lawyers must be alert to situations in which they may waive their appellate rights, especially where the requirements for preserving those rights are murky. One of those murky areas in the Pennsylvania state...more

7/31/2014 - Appeals Directed Verdicts Rules of Civil Procedure

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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