Iskanian v. CLS Transport

California Court of Appeals ruling in Iskanian v. CLS Transport


Full text copy of the California Court of Appeals decision to uphold the arbitration agreement signed by Arshavir Iskanian while working for CLS Transportation. From Thomson Reuters:

“Consumer and employee advocates have had a tough time since the U.S. Supreme Court's decidedly pro-arbitration, anti-class-action ruling last year in AT&T v.Concepcion. Employees took another hit this week from a three-judge panel in a California state appeals court, which rejected every argument the plaintiffs made in an attempt to counter Concepcion. The appellate decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles won't end debate on when defendants can be forced to deal with classwide claims -- particularly because a different panel of judges on the same appeals court has ruled differently on one key point -- but the CLS opinion does undermine both a California Supreme Court ruling and a more recent National Labor Relations Board opinion that seemed to stand in tension with Concepcion.” (As Concepcion interpretations roll on, a win for California employers |

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Reference Info:Decision | State, 9th Circuit, California | United States

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