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Pro-arbitration ruling likely from Supreme Court

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2013

Yesterday, we attended the highly anticipated oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in Italian Colors Restaurant v. American Express Travel

U.S. government takes position on validity of class action waivers in arbitration agreements with CFPB on sidelines (for now)

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2013

On January 30, the United States filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the Respondents in American Express Company v. Italian

Washington Supreme Court: FAA does not preempt state law prohibiting arbitration agreements in insurance contracts

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2013

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not preempt a state statute that prohibits binding arbitration

Eighth Circuit upholds employment agreement waiving collective action rights

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has joined the clear majority of federal district courts in concluding that employment arbitration

U.S. Supreme Court to decide when sufficient contractual basis exists for class arbitration

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 10 2012

In another demonstration of its interest in resolving issues arising under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that will decide what contractual language provides a sufficient basis for an arbitrator to order class arbitration

Pew report on checking account arbitration draws questionable conclusions

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2012

The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a report on the use of arbitration clauses by banks in checking account agreements

Arbitration on Supreme Court’s plate in American Express case

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2012

In a federal antitrust case brought by restaurant owners against American Express, the Supreme Court agreed on November 9 to decide "whether the Federal Arbitration Act permits courts, invoking the 'federal substantive law of arbitrability,' to invalidate arbitration agreements on the ground that they do not permit class arbitration of a federal law claim"

California court upholds mandatory arbitration provision in construction defect cases: Pinnacle Museum Tower Association v. Pinnacle Market Development

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2012

The California Supreme Court held that in a construction defect dispute between a condominium owners association and a developer, the parties are

Consumer advocates form "anti-arbitration" organization

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2012

A group of consumer advocates have formed a nonprofit organization that seeks through mass arbitration to undermine the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion

Second Circuit: online agreement did not bind plaintiffs to subsequent arbitration provision

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2012

Although much attention has been paid in the past few years to the enforceability of class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreements, a recent federal appeals court opinion is a stark reminder that there must be an enforceable "agreement" to arbitrate in the first place