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Arkansas Legislature Prescribes Contractual Waiver of Jury Trial in Lending Agreements

In late 2017, the Arkansas Supreme Court held that pre-dispute jury trial waivers in loan agreements are unenforceable as per the Arkansas Constitution. The Court provided that, according to the state’s Constitution, the...more

Second Circuit Rejects Manifest Disregard Of Law As A Basis For Vacating An Arbitration Award

by Carlton Fields on

A panel of the Second Circuit has, in an unpublished summary order, emphasized the high bar that must be cleared by a party seeking to vacate an arbitration award. The matter arose from the decision of a financial advisor...more

Federal Court Rejects Plan Fiduciaries’ Motion to Compel Arbitration

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

A recent court ruling offers interesting insights as to how a court might analyze the enforceability of arbitration agreements and clauses. An employee of Charles Schwab participated in Charles Schwab’s defined contribution...more

Federal Courts Do Not Appreciate Defendants Obtaining Arbitration Agreement From Active Plaintiff

In today’s post, we pick up where the 4th Circuit left off a few weeks ago — with federal circuit courts finding ways to avoid enforcing arbitration agreements that are obtained years after litigation has commenced....more

Ninth Circuit Affirms Montana District Court’s Order Confirming Arbitration Award

by Carlton Fields on

This case involves an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by Appellants Schilling Livestock, Inc., Kenneth Schilling and Lesley Schilling (collectively, the “Schillings”), of a Montana federal district court’s order...more

Ninth Circuit Considers Jurisdiction To Hear Appeal Of Decision Vacating Arbitration Award And Remanding For A New Arbitration

by Carlton Fields on

The Ninth Circuit has found that it had jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a district court decision vacating an arbitration award and remanding the case for a new arbitration....more

Dept. of Education proposes disclosure of pre-dispute arbitration agreements by schools receiving Title IV aid for student...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Department of Education, in an issue paper submitted as part of negotiated rulemaking on its final “borrower defense” rule, is proposing to require schools that use pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action...more

Court Finds Confidentiality Provision In Arbitration Agreement Unconscionable, Compels Consumer Arbitration

by Carlton Fields on

The Eleventh Circuit has determined that a confidentiality provision in an arbitration clause was substantively unconscionable. The case involved a putative class action by David Johnson alleging that KeyBank National...more

Customer Fails To Satisfy Burden To Vacate FINRA Arbitration Award In Favor Of Its Broker

by Carlton Fields on

A federal district court in California confirmed a FINRA arbitration award last month in a lawsuit by Global eBusiness against its broker for alleged mishandling of Global’s margin account. Overall, the court found that...more

Trump Blocks CFPB Arbitration Rule, but the Story’s Not Over Yet

by Polsinelli on

President Donald Trump effectively stopped the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) so-called “arbitration rule,” signing legislation repealing the rule on Nov. 1. The rule would have prohibited providers of certain...more

District Of Colorado Affirms FINRA Arbitration Award

by Carlton Fields on

A Colorado federal court affirmed a FINRA arbitration award, despite a cross-motion to vacate the award on the bases of alleged panel misconduct; exceeding its powers; manifest disregard of the law; and that the award did not...more

Consumer Financial Services Arbitration: Another Perspective

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Much has been said and written about Congress’ rejection of the CFPB proposal to ban class action waivers in arbitration agreements between consumers and financial services companies. One of the most frequent statements I...more

CFPB Finally Acknowledges Arbitration Rule “Has No Force or Effect”

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Two weeks after President Trump signed H.J. Res. 111, the joint resolution passed by the House and Senate disapproving the CFPB arbitration rule, the CFPB has formally acknowledged Congress’ override of the rule under the...more

Third party debt orders and letters of credit

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The Supreme Court decided that the legal ‘location’ (situs) of a debt due under a letter of credit is the place of residence of the debtor, not where the debt is due to be paid. The decision opens the door for third party...more

Director Cordray criticizes CRA override of CFPB arbitration rule

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a blog post last week, we noted that there had been no official statement from the CFPB about Congress’ override of the CFPB’s arbitration rule, which President Trump signed on November 1....more

When will the CFPB formally acknowledge that Congress has repealed its arbitration rule?

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Yesterday marks one week since President Trump signed H.J. Res. 111, the joint resolution passed by the House and Senate disapproving the CFPB arbitration rule....more

Another One Bites the Dust - the President Kills the CFPB Arbitration Rule

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Pursuant to the the Congressional Review Act, President Trump officially repealed the CFPB Arbitration Rule. As expected, President Trump signed the resolution to repeal the arbitration rule proposed...more

No Treat For CFPB: Trump, Congress Override Rule On Class Action Waivers

by Carlton Fields on

On November 1, President Trump signed legislation disapproving a CFPB rule designed to prohibit class action waivers in certain consumer financial services contracts. In so doing, Trump rejected a last minute personal appeal...more

CFPB Arbitration Rule Eliminated by Congress and President

by Bilzin Sumberg on

On November 1, President Trump formally did away with a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) arbitration rule that would have given consumers the opportunity to file class actions against banks and other companies in...more

Finance industry groups file dismissal notice in lawsuit seeking to overturn CFPB arbitration rule

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed by industry groups in a Texas federal district court against the CFPB to overturn the final arbitration rule have filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Facebook may have had a difficult day on the Hill. But a 79% rise in Q3 profit—driven, ironically enough, by online ads—should help soften the blow....more

President Trump signs CFPB arbitration rule override

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Yesterday, President Trump signed H.J. Res. 111, the joint resolution passed by the House and Senate disapproving the CFPB arbitration rule. The House and Senate actions were taken pursuant to the Congressional Review Act...more

Reversal of Fortune: Congress Strikes Down CFPB Arbitration Rule Banning Class Action Waivers

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

U.S. businesses have the good fortune to be on the receiving end of a favorable U.S. Senate vote nullifying the hotly-contested Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule banning class action waivers in certain consumer...more

Cordray’s Letter to President Trump Distorts Impact of Arbitration Rule

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

CFPB Director Richard Cordray yesterday sent a letter to President Trump asking him to uphold the Bureau’s arbitration rule even though the Senate recently joined the House in authorizing a repeal of the rule under the...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - October 2017

by Burr & Forman on

After months of wrangling, the U.S. Senate voted to pass substantive and impactful legislation on Tuesday evening regarding the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Please see full E-Note for more information....more

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