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Kindred Nursing Centers L.P. v. Clark: The Supreme Court Reemphasizes That Arbitration Agreements Must Be Placed on Equal Footing With Other Contracts
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • May 26 2017

On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States reaffirmed that the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”) preempts state laws placing agreements

Avoiding Limitation of Liability Clauses in Contracts: Lessons from Two International Arbitrations
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 24 2017

Limitation of liability clauses in contracts are approached very differently in Canadian law and U.S. law. Under Canadian law, such clauses are almost

Commercial Division Partially Vacates ICC Arbitration Award in Artificial Sweetener Dispute
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

Justice Charles Ramos of the New York Commercial Division partially vacated an International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) arbitration award in a major

Federal Arbitration Act Preempts State Laws Discriminating Against Arbitration Clauses
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

The 7-1 majority opinion not only strengthened the substance of case law protecting arbitration agreements, but also signaled that the U.S. Supreme

U.S. Supreme Court Removes Barrier to Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements in Kentucky
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

Kentucky has always had barriers to the enforcement of arbitration agreements. These barriers have persisted despite the Federal Arbitration Act and

US Supreme Court Confirms Enforceability of Health Care Arbitration Agreements
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

Last week the US Supreme Court confirmed that long term care facilities can enforce binding arbitration agreements with its residents. The Court, in

Arbitration Agreement Enforced on Behalf of Nonsignatory
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

The California Court of Appeal has utilized theories of equitable estoppel and agency to hold that an employee must arbitrate claims he asserted

Want to Limit an Arbitrator’s Ability to Modify a Disciplinary Decision? Bargaining For It is the Best Bet!
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision emphasizing the power of an arbitrator to amend an employer’s disciplinary decision where the CBA

Arbitration Clause In Law Firm Engagement Letter Did Not Support Class Arbitration.
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2017

An arbitration clause in a law firm's engagement letter was found not to support the client's attempt to pursue its breach of privacy claim as a class

Waymo v. Uber: An Update on the Ongoing Trade Secret Dispute
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

Waymo’s recently filed case against Uber continues to unfold with some potentially important developments. The case, which began in late February