Employment Law Commentary -- Volume 24, No. 6 June 2012: Iskanian v. CLS Transportation: Second Time’s the Charm for California Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

more+
less-

In early June, Division Two of the California Court of Appeal released an employer-friendly decision, Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 650 (Jun. 4, 2012), that adds another wrinkle to the uncertainty surrounding the enforceability of arbitration agreements and class action waivers in California. This case is of particular interest, as the Court of Appeal panel first reviewed the Iskanian/CLS arbitration agreement following the California Supreme Court’s decision in Gentry v. Superior Court, 42 Cal. 4th 44 (2007) and granted a writ of mandate instructing the trial court to reconsider its decision to compel arbitration. Now, the same Court of Appeal panel has reviewed the Iskanian/CLS agreement in light of AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011), and this time the court came to a very different conclusion.

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Morrison & Foerster LLP | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

more+
less-

Morrison & Foerster LLP on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×
Loading...
×
×