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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

Employers Should Now Run—Not Walk—Toward Adopting Arbitration Agreements in California

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transp. Los Angeles, LLC, upholding class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements. This means that the U.S. Supreme...more

Did You Know…California Supreme Court Approves Class-Action Waivers, But Disapproves PAGA Representative Claim Waivers

The California Supreme Court has issued its highly-anticipated opinion in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC (“Iskanian”). The decision is mixed for employers: the Court ruled that arbitration agreements...more

Truckers to Get Whistleblower Hotline After Strike

Earlier this year, unionized truckers at Port Metro Vancouver walked off the job for a month protesting low per-trip salary rates, long wait times at the port, and supposed undercutting in the industry....more

Singapore High Court once again confirms its support of arbitral proceedings and the principle of Kompetenz-Kompetenz

Introduction - On 19 December 2013 the Singapore High Court handed down an important judgment in The Titan Unity [2013] SGHCR 28. The judgment is significant as it reaffirms the commitment and support of the Singapore...more

Senate Confirms Three National Mediation Board Nominees

Last night, the U.S. Senate confirmed a three-member slate of National Mediation Board (NMB) nominees, giving the NMB a full complement of members for the first time in over a year....more

Case note: Griffon Shipping LLC V Firodi Shipping Ltd. [2013] EWHC 593

An important decision for the ship sale and purchase market has confirmed that buyers entering into a standard form Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) (on Norwegian Sale Form (NSF) 1993 terms and similar, e.g., the 2012 terms) do...more

Gene Grabowski on American Airlines' Brand Challenges [Video]

LEVICK Executive Vice President Gene Grabowski discusses the problems currently confronting American Airlines and outlines what the carrier can do to regain passenger confidence. American needs to address issues related to...more

Foreign Arbitration Agreements in Australian Voyage Charterparties Void

In a recent decision the Federal Court of Australia held that foreign arbitration agreements in voyage charterparties for the carriage of goods from Australia are void. As a result, the Court refused to enforce two London...more

Application of the word "about" – When does under-consumption start?

The Gaz Energy No.2 On 21 June 2012, the High Court handed down its decision on a time charter performance case where the issue was whether, in circumstances where the vessel has performed within the consumption...more

Ordinary and Extraordinary uses of the public highways and roads

In the United States of America, the public highways and roads can be used for ordinary (private) and extraordinary (special) purposes with a motor vehicle. One who is using the public highways and roads with a...more

Damon Key Legal Alert: July-Aug-Sept 2011

The latest in legal news from Hawaii, via the Damon Key Legal Alert. Stories on Construction law, bid protests, and the legal issues surrounding allegedly defective drywall. ...more

Reed Smith Shipping Group Monthly Bulletin - August 2011

In This Issue: ARBITRATION ... 3 - The Commercial Court considers the exceptional circumstances in which the English court may grant an injunction restraining an arbitration with a foreign seat ... 3 -...more

Reed Smith Shipping Group Monthly Bulletin - May 2011

In This Issue: ARBITRATION...3 Commercial Court confirms that the court’s power under s.66 Arbitration Act 1996 to enforce an arbitration award extends to declaratory awards...3 Court of Appeal considers...more

RS Shipping Bulletin - April 2011

In This Issues: 1 ARBITRATION . . . 3 1 . 1 COURT OF APPEAL ALLOWS SERVICE OF AN ARBITRATION CLAIM FORM ON THIRD PARTIES OUT OF THE JURISDICTION . . . 3 2 CONTRACT . . . 4 2 . 1 ADMIRALTY COURT RULES...more

RS Shipping Bulletin - March 2011

1 ARBITRATION . . . 3 1 . 1 THE FAILURE OF THE MAJORITY OF A TRIBUNAL TO SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE CONCERNS OF THE DISSENTING MEMBER WAS NOT A SERIOUS IRREGULARITY UNDER S.68 ARBITRATION ACT 1996 . . . . 3 2...more

RS Shipping Bulletin - January 14, 2011

Covered in this issue 1 ARBITRATION . . .3 1 . 1 COMMERCIAL COURT CONSIDERS THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH IT MAY GRANT SECURITY WHERE A PARTY IS CHALLENGING THE JURISDICTION OF THE TRIBUNAL . . . 3 1 . 2 HIGH COURT...more

RS Shipping Bulletin - January 13, 2011

Covered In This Issue 1 ARBITRATION . . .3 1 . 1 HIGH COURT CONSIDERS THE STANDARD OF PROOF REQUIRED IN AN APPLICATION TO APPOINT AN ARBITRATOR UNDER SECTION 18 ARBITRATION ACT 1996 . . .3 1 . 2 BY ENDORSING A COA AS...more

RS Shipping Bulletin November 2010

In This Issue 1 ARBITRATION ...3 1.1 COURT OF APPEAL CONFIRMS THAT SECTION 72 ARBITRATION ACT 1996 IS NOT RESTRICTED TO PROCEEDINGS CONCERNING THE TRIBUNAL’S SUBSTANTIVE JURISDICTION ...3 1.2 ONLY THE AWARD AND...more

Reed Smith Shipping Bulletin - May 2010

In This Issue: 1 ARBITRATION...3 1.1 WHAT AMOUNTS TO TAKING A STEP IN PROCEEDINGS FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECTION (9)3 OF THE ARBITRATION ACT...3 1.2 ICSID TRIBUNAL HAS JUSRISDICTION OVER INVESTMENTS RELATING TO A...more

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