James Boddy

James Boddy

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California Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements, but Invalidates Waivers of Representative Actions...

On June 23, the California Supreme Court provided mixed blessings to California employers. In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation, No. S204032 (June 23, 2014), the Court upheld class action waivers in arbitration agreements,...more

6/26/2014 - Arbitration Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers CLS Transportation Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian PAGA Trucking Industry

Employment Law Commentary -- Volume 25, Issue 7 July 2013 -- Supreme Court Buttresses Class Action Waivers

In its recent decision in Am. Express Co. v. Italian Colors Rest., 133 S. Ct. 2304 (2013), the U.S. Supreme Court further buttressed the use of class-action waivers in arbitration agreements, finding such waivers enforceable...more

7/26/2013 - American Express American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration AT&T Mobility AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Collective Actions Federal Arbitration Act SCOTUS

Comcast Corp. v. Behrend: Supreme Court Reinforces Dukes -- Holds that Class Certification Requires Merits Assessment of Damages...

Yesterday, in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 569 U.S. __ (2013), the Supreme Court strongly reinforced its earlier decision in Wal Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. __ (2011) that courts must undertake a “rigorous analysis” to...more

3/29/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Comcast Comcast v. Behrend Dukes v Wal-Mart SCOTUS

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