Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

Sedgwick LLP

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The Iskanian Decision: California Supreme Court Partly Retreats on Arbitration

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court at least partially retreated from a long-standing reluctance to enforce many business arbitration agreements. In an opinion by Justice Goodwin Liu, a 6-1 court affirmed in most respects...more

6/25/2014 - Arbitration Class Action Arbitration Waivers CLS Transportation Employer Liability Issues Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian Mandatory Arbitration Clauses PAGA Trucking Industry

Waiting for Iskanian, Part 6 - California Supreme Court to Hand Down Its Opinion This Morning

The California Supreme Court has announced that it will hand down its much-anticipated decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC this morning. ...more

6/23/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Iskanian

Waiting for Iskanian, Part 1 -- Gentry, Discover Bank and Concepcion

On Thursday, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments in the highly-anticipated Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC. Iskanian has produced several inches worth of paper from a host of interested parties in...more

4/1/2014 - Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Arbitration Waivers Discover Bank Rule Federal Arbitration Act Gentry Iskanian

Waiting for Iskanian, Part 4: Friends of the Defendant

As we await Thursday's oral argument before the California Supreme Court in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, our series of preview posts continues. This time in Part 4, we take a look at the seven amicus curiae...more

4/1/2014 - Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Arbitration Waivers Discover Bank Rule Federal Arbitration Act Gentry Iskanian PAGA

Waiting for Iskanian, Part 3 - Friends of the Plaintiff

As we await Thursday's oral argument before the California Supreme Court in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation of Los Angeles, in Part 3 of our series of posts, we'll take a look at the amici curiae supporting plaintiffs. ...more

4/1/2014 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Arbitration Waivers Discover Bank Rule FAA Gentry Iskanian PAGA Preemption Section 7 SEIU

A Tale of Three Cases: California's Split Over Concepcion Continues

In state and Federal courts throughout the country, the defense and plaintiffs’ bars are debating the application of the United States Supreme Court’s landmark 2011 decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, in which the Court...more

4/5/2013 - Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Discover Bank Rule Rest and Meal Break SCOTUS Unconscionable Contracts Wage and Hour

Iskanian v. CLE Transportation: Will California Fall In Line On Class-Wide Arbitration Waivers? Legal Opinion Letter

On September 19, 2012, the California Supreme Court granted the plaintiff’s petition for review of the Second District Court of Appeal’s decision in Iskanian v. CLE Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, 206 Cal.App.4th 949 (2012)....more

2/26/2013 - AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Arbitration Waivers

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