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Prior to its summer recess, the U.S. Supreme Court issued another decision concerning class arbitration which has implications for unionized and non-unionized employers with agreements to arbitrate workplace disputes....more
In another employer-friendly decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reinforced its support for class action waivers, ruling in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant that an explicit class action waiver in an arbitration...more
Continuing its string of recent pro-arbitration decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision enforcing class action waivers in arbitration agreements, even where the plaintiff’s cost of proceeding on an individual...more
As our readers will no doubt recall, the Supreme Court boldly struck a blow for truth, justice and the American Way a few years ago in its approval of class action waivers in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740...more
A divided Supreme Court has determined that class action waivers in arbitration agreements are valid and enforceable. American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, 2013 U.S. LEXIS 4700....more
In a 5-3 ruling in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant (“Amex”), 570 U.S. ___ (2013), the Supreme Court reversed the Second Circuit and held that an arbitration provision that barred class actions was...more
Do you hear that? . . . . It is the wailing and moaning of plaintiff’s attorneys across the country.
On June 20, 2013, in a 5-3 decision (Sotomayor recused herself), the United States Supreme Court issued a...more
We are pleased to present the 22nd edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we examine several cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear in its next term and an...more
This article is a continuation of Ford & Harrison LLP's focus on the use of arbitration agreements to protect employers from collective/class-action exposure under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
In March 8, 2011, the Second...more
Rightly or wrongly, Arbitration has been touted as a cure all for the business community over the years. As part of the arbitration push, the business community has been urged to add clauses into contracts mandating the...more
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