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An Arbitration Agreement That Attempts to Skew a Statutory Arbitration Scheme Is Void as Against Public Policy

Federal public policy favors arbitration and the broad interpretation and enforcement of arbitration agreements. So how can an arbitration agreement be held by a court to be void as against public policy? One answer from a...more

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Interlocutory Appeal Of Order Denying Motion To Stay Under Federal Arbitration Act For Lack Of...

by Carlton Fields on

Western Security Bank brought an action in the United States District Court for the District of Montana against certain doctors seeking to enforce commercial loan guaranties. The doctors asserted that a non-party, Meridian...more

Health Alert (Australia) - September 14, 2015

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: -Judgments; Legislation; and Reports -Excerpt from Judgments New South Wales (NSW) 9 September 2015 - Idameneo (No 123) Pty Ltd v Auzcare Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC...more

Physician Plaintiff Bound by Arbitration Clause in Nonparty’s Contract

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Today’s riddle: A physician sues defendants for defamation. The defendants move to compel the arbitration clause of a contract the physician used to have with a nonparty. The defendants win the argument. What’s the...more

In Oxford Health, Supreme Court Requires Class-Wide Arbitration of an Individual Claim

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In its recent decision in Oxford Health Plans LLC. v. Sutter, 569 U.S. ____ (2013), the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that parties to an arbitration agreement still face the risk of class arbitration even if the agreement does...more

Supreme Court Holds That Courts Must Defer To Arbitrator’s Decision To Authorize Class Arbitration

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On June 10, 2013, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held in Oxford Health Plans, LLC v. Sutter that an arbitrator’s decision to authorize class arbitration will not be disturbed under Section 10(a)(4) of the Federal...more

Supreme Court: "Good, Bad or Ugly," Arbitrator's Class Action Ruling Upheld

by Fisher Phillips on

On June 10, 2013 a unanimous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the standard of review federal courts will use when reviewing an arbitrator’s decision about whether parties contemplated class arbitration when they...more

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