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D.C. Circuit Affirms Denial of Stay of Enforcement of International Arbitration Award

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The D.C. Circuit affirmed the denial of a stay regarding the enforcement of an international arbitration award under the New York Convention. In 2010, the country of Moldova allegedly failed to pay energy bills to...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Arbitration Updates From Hong Kong, Singapore and Stockholm

Hong Kong - The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has recently released their statistics for 2022, providing an interesting glimpse into the state of international arbitration in Hong Kong....more

CDF Labor Law LLP

California Court of Appeal Curbs “I Do Not Recall Signing” Defense to Arbitration Agreements

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Employers face many challenges when enforcing employment arbitration agreements, including employees disavowing their handwritten signature on the arbitration agreement, claiming that they do not recall signing it. However,...more

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.

Does My Dispute Have to be Decided in Private Arbitration?

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It is common for agreements to contain a clause mandating that any dispute be decided in private arbitration—rather than in state or federal court. In private arbitration, a neutral arbitrator will hear evidence and render a...more

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution in Canada: 2022 year in review and future trends

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Canada’s business landscape has continued to evolve over the last year with increasing volatility in the markets and growing geopolitical concerns fueled by the conflict in Ukraine. Looking back at some of the notable...more

Carlton Fields

Sixth Circuit Affirms Judgment Compelling Arbitration in Kroger/Union Dispute

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The Sixth Circuit recently rejected a challenge to a Rule 12(c) judgment compelling arbitration in a dispute between a Kroger subsidiary and a union that represented its employees. Kroger Limited Partnership I (KLPI),...more

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California Court of Appeal Calls Into Question Evidentiary Value of Electronic Signatures

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On January 19, 2023, the California Court of Appeal, First District, Division 4, issued a troubling decision regarding the evidentiary value of electronic signatures in Iyere v. Wise Auto Group. First, a caveat. The...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

The “I Do Not Recall Signing” Defense to Arbitration Agreements Ruled Out by California Court of Appeal

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Among the many challenges employers face in enforcing employment arbitration agreements in California are employees arguing that they are not bound by the agreement because they do not recall signing it, even when the...more

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Harnessing Innovation to Improve the Quality of Arbitrator Decision-Making - A neutral’s perspective on the evolution of resolving...

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For several years, the shuttering effects of a global pandemic have severely hampered the ability of arbitrators and advocates to use direct techniques to try complex commercial arbitration cases. Forced closures, tempered by...more

BakerHostetler

A Recent DoorDash Opinion Addresses Several Pivotal Arbitration Issues

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Two DoorDash delivery drivers filed a class action against the company and two of its employees alleging violations of federal and state wage and hour laws. After removal of the case to the Southern District of New York, the...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

CFPB Issues Proposed Rule on Form Contracts

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a proposed rule last week addressing the “Registry of Supervised Nonbanks that Use Form Contracts to Impose Terms and Conditions that Seek to Waive or Limit Consumer...more

Dentons

The Singapore Court of Appeal clarifies the law governing arbitrability in the pre-award stage – Anupam Mittal v Westbridge...

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Key Takeaways - The Singapore Court of Appeal’s recent decision of Anupam Mittal v Westbridge Ventures II Investment Holdings [2023] SGCA 1 ("Anupam”) is significant because it established that a dispute must be arbitrable...more

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Does An Appeal Of A District Court’s Denial Of A Motion To Compel Arbitration Automatically Stay The Case?

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The appeals courts for the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 10th, 11th, and D.C. Circuits have ruled that a non-frivolous appeal of a district’s court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration divests a district court of jurisdiction over the...more

Carlton Fields

Ninth Circuit Affirms District Court’s Order Denying Online Cryptocurrency Exchange’s Motion to Compel Arbitration of Users’...

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In David Suski v. Coinbase, Inc., et al., the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court order denying defendant Coinbase, Inc.’s (Coinbase) motion to compel arbitration, concluding that issues surrounding a forum selection...more

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Texas federal court enforces arbitration agreement and dismisses class action lawsuit filed against fintech company for evading...

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A Texas federal court has dismissed a class action lawsuit against Opportunity Financial, LLC (“OppFi”) alleging OppFi violated Texas usury law by charging interest on loans it made through a partnership with a...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Singapore Court of Appeal Rules That the Law of the Arbitration Agreement Determines Arbitrability at the Pre-Award Stage

In Anupam Mittal v Westbridge Ventures II Investment Holdings, [2023] SGCA 1, the Singapore Court of Appeal (“SGCA”) held that the law governing the arbitration agreement governs arbitrability at the pre-award stage, and...more

King & Spalding

The U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Cases Regarding Whether and When Non-U.S. Plaintiffs May Use RICO to Enforce Foreign...

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On January 13, 2023, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear two related cases in which it will decide for the first time whether and in what circumstances a foreign (non-U.S.) plaintiff may bring a civil action under...more

Carlton Fields

Seventh Circuit Affirms District Court Decision Refusing To Refer Putative Class Action Under the Illinois Biometric Information...

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In Joshua Johnson v. Mitek Systems, Inc., the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court order denying defendant Mitek Systems, Inc.’s motion to compel arbitration of the plaintiff’s claims brought under the Illinois Biometric...more

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Class Action Year in Review: Supreme Court

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The Court addresses arbitration of class and collective actions in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana and Coinbase, Inv. V. Bielski.” Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, 142 S. Ct. 1906 (2022) US Supreme Court...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

CFPB proposes registry for supervised nonbanks using form contracts containing arbitration provisions, waivers, or other limits

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The CFPB has issued a proposed rule to establish a system for the registration of nonbanks subject to CFPB supervision that use “certain terms or conditions that seek to waive consumer rights or other legal protections or...more

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Commercial Litigation in Florida

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Commercial litigation in Florida involves disputes arising out of business transactions and relationships, including contract disputes, business torts, and disputes over real property. These types of cases can be complex and...more

Lathrop GPM

California Court of Appeals Denies Franchisor’s Motion to Compel Customer to Arbitrate Based on “Terms of Use”

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A California appellate court recently affirmed a trial court’s ruling that a customer had not agreed to arbitrate claims against a franchisor when she was presented with a “Terms of Use Agreement” at a franchised location....more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

A Bronx Tale: A New York State Trial Judge Calls Out New York State's Long-Standing Heightened Standard of Proving the Making of...

The Bronx, where I came of age and grew into young adulthood, is well-known for the scrap of its residents. That can also be said of its judiciary. On December 20, 2022, in Wu v. Uber Techs., Inc.,[i] the New York State...more

Miles Mediation & Arbitration

What’s in a Name: The Impression Your First Name Makes

Ever wondered about the first impression your name makes? Do you like your name? Do you feel like it reflects the “real” you? Or do you use a different name than the one you were given at birth?...more

Holland & Hart - Employers' Lawyers

End of Year Federal Employment Law Update: 2022

In 2022, there were some impactful, but relatively quiet developments in federal employment law. These developments affect confidentiality, non-disparagement, and arbitration agreements, and create protections for pregnant...more

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