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A class action is a type of legal action where a representative individual or group of individuals can bring a claim on behalf of a larger group or class who share a common legal interest.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court held by a 5-4 majority in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis that an employer can lawfully require an employee to waive the right to bring a class or collective action, as part of an agreement...more

A Win for Employers: US Supreme Court Rules Class Waivers Are Lawful

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Supreme Court clarified that employers who maintain or adopt arbitration agreements with class waivers may avoid class action wage and hour lawsuits, clearing the way for employers to reduce potential exposure. The US...more

Supreme Court Okays Class Action Waivers in Employee Arbitration Agreements

by Jackson Walker on

May a company ask its employees to enter into agreements to arbitrate disputes and that also waive an employee’s ability to bring a class or collective action on behalf of other present or former employees? On May 21, 2018,...more

May 2018: Asia-Pacific Litigation Update

Class Actions in Australia: Two Reviews. “Some aspects of the proposed settlement of this matter may give rise to the perception … that the only real ’winners’ in this litigation were the lawyers and the litigation funders....more

Supreme Court clears the way for employers to use arbitration agreements to constrain class actions—but is arbitration right for...

by Dentons on

On Monday, a sharply-divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of employment agreements that bar class actions by mandating individualized arbitration. This ruling has significant ramifications that every employer...more

SCOTUS Ruling has Far-Reaching Effects on Employment Litigation and Class Action

by Epiq on

On Monday, May 21, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that companies can use arbitration clauses in employment contracts to prohibit workers from banding together to bring class action suits over workplace issues....more

A $450MM Question of Fact: Court Denies Summary Judgment to Plaintiff in Certified TCPA Class Action – The Jury Must Determine...

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Yesterday, in O’Shea v. American Solar Solution, Inc., the United States District Court for the Southern District of California handed Defendant American Solar Solution its place in the sun— denying a Plaintiff’s motion for...more

The U.S Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arbitration Clauses - What This Means for Businesses

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that arbitration agreements between employees and their employers requiring individual arbitration must be enforced, giving employers the green light to require employees to enter...more

After Epic Systems, Employers Face New Considerations on Arbitration Agreements with Class Waivers

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

As I noted earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court has approved of the use of class action waivers in arbitration agreements with employees....more

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Arbitration Waivers

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday decided Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 16-285 (May 21, 2018), upholding employment contract provisions that require employees to arbitrate their disputes with the company individually rather...more

U.S. Supreme Court Permits Employer Use of Class Action Waivers in Employee Arbitration Agreements

In one of its most important employment law decisions in decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that an employer's use of a class or collective action waiver (class waiver) in a mandatory employment arbitration agreement...more

401(k) Fee Litigation: Coming to a District Court Near You…

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Until recently, the Carolinas were relatively immune to litigation surrounding alleged excessiveness of 401(k) plan fees. But last month in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, employees of...more

Supreme Court Upholds Employers’ Use of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

by Dechert LLP on

A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court decided one of the most highly anticipated employment cases in recent years on May 21, 2018, holding in Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis that the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”)...more

Court Rejects Plaintiffs’ Attempt to Double-Dip in Settlement Pool

It is a rare occasion that the phrase “joint employer” has positive implications for any business. However, a panel sitting on the California Court of Appeals recently gave one party in a joint employer arrangement cause to...more

US Supreme Court upholds arbitration agreements with class action waivers

by McAfee & Taft on

On Monday, Justice Gorsuch for the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis, together with two companion cases, upholding the use of class and collective action waivers in arbitration...more

U.S. Supreme Court validates class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements

by Lathrop Gage on

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that an employer may include a class action waiver in arbitration agreements with its employees. Thus, an employer may validly require that an employee arbitrate disputes on an individual...more

Great News for Employers: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Class Action Waivers

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

On Monday, May 21, 2018, in a 5-4 opinion, the United States Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in the case, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, on the issue of the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration...more

U.S. Supreme Court Approves Use of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

by Murtha Cullina on

On Monday, in a 5-4 majority decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, No. 16-285, the U.S. Supreme Court found class action waivers in arbitration agreements to be valid and enforceable, settling a long-standing split among...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The US House included the revised Volcker Rule that we’ve discussed in a broader package of Dodd-Frank reforms that it passed with bipartisan support last night. The bill—ostensibly aimed at easing restrictions on small to...more

Supreme Court rules in favor of class action waivers contained in employee arbitration agreements

The Supreme Court of the United States handed employers a huge win with respect to employee class and collective actions. In Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis, the Court actually resolved three cases—Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris and...more

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Validity of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that upheld an arbitration clause requiring employees to arbitrate their claims in lieu of participating in a class action. In issuing its decision, the Supreme Court...more

What’s Next for Employers After Epic Decision

by Nilan Johnson Lewis PA on

The U.S. Supreme Court gave a huge win to employers on May 21, 2018, in its much-anticipated decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, upholding the validity of arbitration agreements that require employees to arbitrate claims...more

2017 Class Action Review

by BakerHostetler on

We are pleased to share BakerHostetler’s 2017 Class Action Review, which offers a summary of key class action litigation developments during the past year. This comprehensive analysis of last year’s developments in class...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - May 2018 #3

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

CYBERSECURITY - Cyber Fraud Cost $1.4 Billion in 201 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently released its yearly internet crime report, which states that over 300,000...more

Supreme Court Holds Class Action Waivers Are Legal: Should You Review Your Onboarding Documents?

The Supreme Court of the United States today greatly enhanced employers' ability to restrict their employees' ability to bring class actions against them. In Epic Systems v. Lewis, the Court, in a 5-4 decision, combined three...more

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