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Supreme Court reiterates enforceability of class action arbitration waivers

USA - June 26 2013 In a five to three opinion issued Thursday reversing the Second Circuit, the United States Supreme Court held that contractual waivers precluding…

Kymberly Kochis.

Supreme Court resolves circuit split over interpretation of Federal Arbitration Act

USA - June 12 2013 The United States Supreme Court unanimously held on Monday that an arbitrator did not exceed the scope of his authority by authorizing class-wide…

Kymberly Kochis.

Behrend, Knowles and the continuing evolution of class actions

USA - May 31 2013 The United States Supreme Court's 2012-13 docket included five cases that should have a major impact upon class action jurisprudence. Recently, the…

Michael R. Nelson.

U.S. Supreme Court: plaintiffs cannot use damages stipulations to defeat CAFA jurisdiction

USA - March 19 2013 The United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles, on March 19, 2013, effectively prohibiting…

Francis X. Nolan IV, Kymberly Kochis.