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Arbitration Puzzler: Nevada’s Anti-Waiver Rule Preempted; California’s Anti-Waiver Rule Not Preempted

Two opinions came out recently in disputes over the arbitrability of putative class actions alleging that employees were not paid for overtime (and other labor violations). In one, the Nevada Supreme Court acknowledged that...more

A Call to Action: AB 465 is a Game Changer for California Arbitration Agreements

by Nossaman LLP on

AB 465 is pending approval from Governor Jerry Brown. If approved, it will go into effect on January 1, 2016. Notably, AB 465 will prohibit California employers from requiring most individuals to enter into arbitration...more

California Supreme Court Upholds Consumer Contract Arbitration Provision Under California’s Unconscionability Framework

by Carlton Fields on

In a dispute over the purchase of a car, the purchaser filed a class action in California against the car dealer, and the dealer moved to compel arbitration. The dealer invoked the arbitration agreement contained in the...more

Some Class-Action Waiver Clauses Continue to be Held Unenforceable, Even After Concepcion

by Cohen & Gresser LLP on

In a decision dated January 7, 2013, the California Court of Appeal invalidated a mandatory arbitration and class action waiver clause in an automobile sales contract, ruling that the arbitration clause was unconscionable and...more

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