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D.C. Court holds date arbitral award issued is date for appropriate currency conversion
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2013

In today's global economy, it is not uncommon for arbitration awards to be denominated in a currency that is foreign to the place of enforcement. In


Recent caselaw illuminates the limits of the Federal Arbitration Act’s reach to insurance contracts
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2013

Courts are more and more likely to enforce an arbitration clause, but not necessarily the ones in an insurance contract. The U.S. Supreme Court has


Court compels arbitration, thwarting employee’s attempt to bring class-based, pattern or practice gender discrimination claim
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2012

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently rejected an employee’s attempt to bring a class-based gender discrimination case against her employer, CIGNA (either through a class action or class arbitration), which would have enabled her to rely on a less stringent method of proof than the method used in an individual discrimination case


Binding arbitration clauses in insurance policies found unenforceable in Washington
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2013

In State of Wash. Dep't of Transp. v. James River Ins. Co., No. 87644-4 (Wash. Jan. 17, 2013), the Washington Supreme Court en banc recently declined


Second Circuit rules that the FLSA does not bar enforcement of class action waivers: Sutherland v. Ernst & Young LLP
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2013

On August 9, 2013, the Second Circuit ruled that an employee may be compelled to arbitrate individual claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act


AAAICDR introduces optional appellate arbitration rules
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2013

Historically, a court can set aside an arbitration award based only on narrow statutory grounds. Over the past few years, a number of arbitral


Silence has a price - DC court holds refusal to abide by international arbitration without justification
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2013

Anecdotal evidence indicates that the vast majority of international arbitration awards are paid voluntarily. For example, a 2008 study conducted by


California Supreme Court holds express class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2014

On June 23, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032, 2014 WL 2808963


Judicial estoppel trumps judicial precedent
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2013

The recent case by the United States Fifth Circuit of Appeals, Republic of Ecuador v. Connor, Nos. 12-20122, 12-20123, 2013 WL 539011 (5th Cir. Feb


Another victory for service providers 9th Circuit finds arbitration provision enforceable in privacy class action
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

Federal courts continue to rely on a 2011 US Supreme Court ruling to uphold arbitration clauses and associated class action waivers in online terms