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Multiple PAGA representative claims crumble as federal courts continue to reject Iskanian and enforce arbitration agreements containing PAGA waivers

USA - December 16 2014 When the California Supreme Court decided Iskanian v. CLS Transp. Los Angeles, LLC, 59 Cal. 4th 348 (2014), this June, some legal commentators…

California court allows Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims to proceed despite absence of complaint to SEC

USA - November 4 2014 In a case of first impression within the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the whistleblower…

Steven J. Pearlman.

PAGA claims and arbitration – a federal court parts ways with Iskanian

USA - October 15 2014 The California Supreme Court's decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transp. Los Angeles, LLC, (discussed here), held that class action waivers in arbitration…

Charles J Stiegler.

Lawful shmawful: Ninth Circuit ignores lawful written policy and uses statistical sampling to certify class based on alleged “unofficial policy”

USA - September 22 2014 On September 3, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld certification of a class of approximately 800 nonexempt insurance claims…

Anthony DiBenedetto.

Employers should now run – not walk – toward adopting arbitration agreements in California

USA - June 24 2014 Today, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transp. Los Angeles, LLC, Case No. S204032, upholding class…

Anthony J Oncidi, Keith A Goodwin.