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NY DFS Announces First Crypto Enforcement Action Against Robinhood Crypto for AML and Cybersecurity Compliance Deficiencies

USA - August 9 2022 On August 2, 2022, the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) announced a $30 million consent order (the “Order”) against Robinhood Crypto…

Jonathan Ashtor, Jessica S. Carey, David Fein, Michael E. Gertzman, Roberto J. Gonzalez

Supreme Court Holds FAA Preempts California Prohibition on Waiver of Joint PAGA Claims

USA - June 23 2022 On June 15, 2022, the Supreme Court held in Viking River Cruises v. Moriana that a rule of California law that prohibits contractual waivers of…

Geoffrey R. Chepiga, Gregory F. Laufer, Randy Luskey, Kannon K. Shanmugam, Daniel J. Toal, Liza M. Velazquez

Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Federal Courts’ Authority to Assist with Discovery in Arbitrations Abroad

USA - June 16 2022 On June 13, 2022, the Supreme Court unanimously held in ZF Automotive US v. Luxshare that 28 U.S.C. § 1782—which empowers district courts to order…

Allan J. Arffa, Aimee W. Brown, Jessica S. Carey, Geoffrey R. Chepiga, Andrew J. Ehrlich, Michael E. Gertzman, Andrew G. Gordon, Gregory F. Laufer, Mark F. Mendelsohn, Jessica E. Phillips, Kannon K. Shanmugam, Aidan Synnott, Daniel J. Toal

Supreme Court Holds That Courts May Not Create Arbitration-Specific Procedural Rules Favoring Arbitration

USA - May 26 2022 On May 23, 2022, the Supreme Court unanimously held in Morgan v. Sundance that arbitration-specific procedural rules are incompatible with the…

Andre G. Bouchard, Geoffrey R. Chepiga, Harris Fischman, Andrew G. Gordon

Supreme Court Holds That Emotional Distress Damages Are Not Recoverable under Spending Clause Statutes

USA - May 4 2022 On April 28, 2022, the Supreme Court held in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller that damages for emotional distress are not available in the implied…

Aimee W. Brown, Gregory F. Laufer, Randy Luskey, Jessica E. Phillips, Elizabeth M. Sacksteder, Kannon K. Shanmugam, Liza M. Velazquez