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DirectTV Preemption

High Court Again Finds a California Court Failed to Place Arbitration Agreements on Equal Footing With Other Contracts

by Littler on

On December 14, 2015, in DirecTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a California State Court of Appeal decision that had invalidated an arbitration provision based on language from the agreement rendering the...more

Supreme Court Airs Re-Run on Class Waivers in DirecTV But Disappoints Again by Declining PAGA Waiver Programming

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

As discussed by our Consumer Class Defense Blog, this week’s Supreme Court decision in DirecTV, Inc. v. Imburgia reversed a California Court of Appeal that had applied the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act’s prohibition...more

U.S. Supreme Court Again Reverses California State Court on Arbitration

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Resolving a split between the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit concerning the enforceability of the same DirectTV arbitration agreement, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the California Court of Appeal’s...more

Supreme Court Reaffirms Arbitration Class-Waivers

by Burr & Forman on

The Supreme Court Monday re-affirmed the enforceability of class-waivers in arbitration agreements. The five-justice majority felt the need to rebuke the California courts for trying to end-run Federal preemption through a...more

The Supreme Court Reaffirms Enforceability of Class Arbitration Waivers, This Time Through the Supremacy Clause of the U.S....

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In DIRECTV v. Imburgia, the Supreme Court reversed the California Court of Appeal, which held that a contractual class arbitration waiver was unenforceable under California law, even though the arbitration provision at issue...more

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Federal Arbitration Act Pre-Empts CA Law Against Class Action Waivers

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: The United States Supreme Court continues to find that federal law strongly favors arbitration clauses. The Supreme Court’s decision in DIRECTV should provide some reassurance to companies that arbitration...more

Supreme Court’s DirecTV Decision Makes Odd Bedfellows

SNAP QUIZ-Which type of lawsuit would divide the Supreme Court Justices along the following lines? Justices Breyer, Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito and Kagan vs. Justice Thomas, Ginsburg and Sotomayor?...more

Supreme Court Decides DIRECTV v. Imbrugia

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On December 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided DIRECTV v. Imbrugia, No. 14-462, holding that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a California court’s interpretation of a contract to require...more

Governor Brown Vetoes Blanket Ban on Arbitration Agreements, But Signals Potential Support of More Tailored Legislation

by Reed Smith on

Governor Brown got it right when he vetoed Assembly Bill 465, which would have restricted the enforcement of arbitration agreements requiring the arbitration of claims brought against employers for violations under the...more

Justices Take On Another California Rule – When an Arbitration Agreement Is Too Flawed to Enforce

by BakerHostetler on

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a California state court rule on unconscionable provisions that is purportedly applied more stringently to arbitration agreements...more

Supreme Court To Decide California Arbitration Issue

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On March 23, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in DirecTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, agreeing to resolve a split between the Ninth Circuit and California state courts on how to interpret the same DirecTV arbitration...more

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