• Sandquist v. Lebo Automotive, Inc. - Does the trial court or the arbitrator decide whether an arbitration agreement provides for class arbitration if the agreement itself is silent on the issue
  • Baltazar v. Forever 21, Inc. - Is an arbitration clause in an employment application that provides, “I agree to submit to binding arbitration all disputes and claims arising out of the submission of this application” unenforceable as substantively unconscionable for lack of mutuality, or does the language create a mutual agreement to arbitrate all such disputes?
  • Richey v. Autonation, Inc. - (1) Is an employer’s honest belief that an employee was violating company policy or abusing medical leave a complete defense to the employee’s claim that the employer violated the California Family Rights Act; and (2) Was the trial court’s decision to vacate the arbitration award in the employer’s favor consistent with the limited judicial review of arbitration awards?
  • Sanchez v. Valencia Holdings Co. LLC - Does the Federal Arbitration Act as interpreted in AT&T v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011), preempt state law rules invalidating mandatory arbitration provisions in a consumer contract as procedurally and substantively unconscionable?
  • Mendiola v. CPS Sec. Solutions - Are the guards that defendants provide for construction site security entitled to compensation for all nighttime “on-call” hours, or may defendants deduct sleep time depending on the structure of the guards’ work shifts?