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Arbitration Agreements
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 8 2016

Denying an employer’s motion to compel individual arbitration of a wage and hour class action, a California federal court ruled that the employer’s


More Lessons in Class and Collective Actions From Lyft
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

There’s been a lot of buzz in the past few weeks surrounding Lyft’s proposed class action settlement in Lyft v. Cotter, NDCA Case No. 13-cv-04064-VC


FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Announce Independent Dispute Resolution Program
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

On February 2, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (the “FHFA”) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have implemented an independent dispute


Union Agreement to Arbitrate "Sleep-In" Wage and Hour Claims Applies Even Though Agreement Was Signed After Lawsuit Began
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

In Lai Chan et al. V. Chinese-American Planning Council Home Attendant Program, Inc., decided February 3, 2016, the Southern District of New York


Fourth Circuit Holds Arbitration Agreement May Not Waive All Federal Statutory Rights
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

This week, the Fourth Circuit found an arbitration agreement invalid because it waived all federal and state laws. Although two other federal circuit


NLRB Not Waffling on Pre-employment Class-Action Waivers Despite Fifth Circuit Reversals
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

Nearly two years after Waffle House Inc. employee Carrie Harris filed an unfair labor practices charge, the Georgia-based breakfast chain was unable


Pennsylvania federal court confirms arbitration award in favor of Philadelphia union soccer team in wrongful termination suit with former coach
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

A Pennsylvania federal court recently confirmed an arbitrator’s decision in a wrongful termination suit which held in favor of the Philadelphia Union


Second Circuit Reverses District Court’s Award of Fees and Costs Incurred in Seeking to Confirm an Award
  • Merriann Panarella
  • USA
  • February 3 2016

After affirming, in short order, the district court's confirmation of the arbitral award, the Second Circuit holds that a party who prevails in an


6th Circuit Affirms KY’s Limited Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements in Wrongful Death Cases
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2016

Arbitration is a dispute resolution process that takes place primarily outside of court and the judicial system. While it is not for everyone or for


Second Circuit Upholds Pre-Dispute Agreement to Arbitrate before non-FINRA Arbitration Forum
  • Merriann Panarella
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

Finding a conflict between FINRA Rule 13200 and a pre-dispute private agreement to arbitrate before a non-FINRA forum, the Second Circuit holds that