Greg Mersol

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Northern District of California Certifies Part of a Class Against Uber

Much is being reported in the media about the decision of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California certifying a class of drivers for the Uber ride service who contended that they were...more

9/3/2015 - AT&T Mobility AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Class Certification Independent Contractors Labor Code Misclassification Sharing Economy Uber Wage and Hour

Sixth Circuit Refuses to Uphold Collective Action Waiver Absent Arbitration

My working title for this blog was “collective action grab bag,” concerning the recent Sixth Circuit case in Killion v. KeHE Distributors, LLC, Case Nos. 12-3357/4340 (6th Cir. July 31, 2014). I went with the title that...more

8/11/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Arbitration Waivers Employer Liability Issues FLSA Hiring & Firing Interlocutory Appeals Jurisdiction Retailers Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

California District Court Rejects Shotgun Attacks on Arbitration Agreements

Alright, we all know in the wake of Italian Colors, Concepcion, and now many other cases that the presumption of arbitrability isn’t just a doctrine to recite in the manner of saying grace before invalidating an agreement,...more

7/15/2014 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Corporate Counsel

The Debate Continues: Recent Eighth Circuit Decision Adds to the Growing Tension between Federal Courts and the NLRB Regarding the...

Much like a war where each side steadily amasses victories and defeats, the federal courts and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continue to have diverging opinions on the enforceability of class action waivers in...more

1/30/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers FLSA NLRB Owen v Bristol Care

Courts Continue to Wrestle With Arbitration Issues

Decades ago, Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act to combat the hostility courts showed towards arbitration agreements. Since that time, the Supreme Court has repeatedly pronounced the public policy in favor of the...more

12/17/2012 - American Express Arbitration Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Nitro-Lift Technologies Non-Compete Agreements Oxford Health Split of Authority UBS

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