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Failure to appear at arbitration hearing waives right to challenge award

USA - September 13 2013 A party that fails to appear at an arbitration hearing will be foreclosed from challenging in a motion to vacate the award all procedural issues…

Arbitration clause survives termination of underlying contract

USA - March 13 2013 In Hodsdon v. DirecTV, LLC,No. C 12-02827 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 8, 2012), the court rejected an argument by consumers bringing a class action in court that…

Third-party beneficiary non-signatory defendant may compel arbitration

USA - June 5 2013 The Southern District of California held that a non-signatory to an arbitration agreement may, as a third-party beneficiary, compel a signatory to…

Ambiguous Signature Line Potentially Voids Arbitration Clause

USA - May 3 2016 An employment agreement contained an arbitration clause, and the employees signed it. But the court sided with the employees’ argument, at least at…

Confidentiality Provision In Arbitration Agreement Held Unconscionable

USA - November 9 2017 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit concluded that a confidentiality provision in an arbitration clause in a bank account holder…