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Legal Alert – January 2013 – Limitation Law
1. Legal Alert – January 2013 – Limitation Law
2. Disclaimer Notice
3. Copyright Notice
There is usually a Limitation Law, in many countries, which requires...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has joined the clear majority of federal district courts in concluding that employment arbitration agreements may bar class and collective actions, in spite of the National...more
One year ago, the NLRB ruled in D.R. Horton, Inc. that it is a violation of federal labor law for employers to require their employees to sign arbitration agreements waiving class actions, and that any arbitration agreements...more
In yet another reversal of longstanding, bright-line precedent, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has changed dramatically the rule applicable to employers in responding to union information requests seeking...more
The National Labor Relations Board continued its attack on long established internal investigation best practices with its recent ruling in American Baptist Homes of the West, 359 NLRB No. 46 (December 15, 2012) in which it...more
Michigan's "bare bones" arbitration laws have been given more definition by legislation passed in the recent lame duck legislative session. The new statute, effective July 1, 2013 deals with virtually the full spectrum of...more
The precedents are falling fast. Last week the NLRB overruled the five decade old Bethlehem Steel decision, and now another longstanding precedent has fallen....more
On December 4, 2012, Southern District of New York District Judge Barbara S. Jones, granted a motion to compel arbitration on an individual basis in a class and collective action brought pursuant to, among other things, the...more
Executive Summary: Two recent decisions illustrate the tension between the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and courts created by the Board's decision in D.R. Horton, which held that an employer violated the National...more
It seems like we have been spending a lot of time discussing successful appeals of arbitration decisions lately, which is been a good thing for Pennsylvania employers. Recently, we reported on two cases in which an employer...more
In April 2009, the Delaware General Assembly enacted a statute allowing sitting judges on the Delaware Court of Chancery to preside over private arbitrations to resolve business disputes involving Delaware entities. On August...more
Originally published in the Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Volume 6, Number 2, Summer 2012.
I. Introduction -
Audit provisions are often included in private construction contracts where all...more
This time around, Lance Armstrong’s big battle is not against other cyclists in a road race; it’s with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). In June, the USADA opened an investigation into allegations that Armstrong used...more
In the recent California Court of Appeal decision of Pulli v. Pony International, LLC, the court clarified that Labor Code section 206.5 prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to execute a release of a claim for...more
In This Issue:
- California Appellate Court Compels Arbitration And Class Action Waiver, Following Concepcion And Expressly Rejecting D.R. Horton
- NLRB Issues Latest Memorandum On Social Media Policies
Pacific Rim v El Salvador (ICSID Case No. ARB/09/12) is a recent decision by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The arbitration is brought under the Dominican Republic — Central America —...more
In early May 2012 the British Columbia Legislature introduced the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act, creating a new adjudicative tribunal with jurisdiction to hear and decide some claims that are currently heard by the B.C....more
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Patton Boggs Reinsurance Newsletter. We look forward to providing you with cogent, and hopefully useful, summaries of recent reinsurance cases and other decisions of interest to the...more
In a decision filed on May 18, 2012, Oliveira v. Citicorp North America, Inc. and Citigroup, Inc., Case No. 8:12-cv-251-T-26TGW (M.D. Fla. 2012), Judge Richard A. Lazzara of the Middle District of Florida held that a complete...more
Charles Schwab & Co. v. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., No. C-12-518 EDL (N.D. Cal. 2012), provides a new analysis in the growing body of law addressing the circumstances under which waivers of class action in...more
In a perfect world, a sincere apology could help resolve a dispute quickly, restoring the good working relationship between franchisor and franchisee without litigation. But when your apology is not accepted and you end up...more
One of the few grounds on which an arbitration award may be challenged in Superior Court is that the arbitrator exceeded his authority by denying a litigant a fair hearing. In a recent unpublished decision, Hansalik v. Wells...more
Over the past few years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has shifted its focus towards systemic lawsuits. It has also been able to obtain larger settlements than in the past. This article provides an...more
Over the past decade, arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act1 (“FAA”) has been the subject of much debate and discussion among courts across the United States, including both the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals...more
Three district courts to consider D.R. Horton have distinguished or rejected the NLRB's holding that it was a violation of the NLRA to condition employment on an agreement providing all employment disputes and claims would be...more
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