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The “I Do Not Recall Signing” Defense to Arbitration Agreements Ruled Out by California Court of Appeal

USA - January 25 2023 Among the many challenges employers face in enforcing employment arbitration agreements in California are employees arguing that they are not bound…

“12 Inches” is Much Ado About Nothing - Seventh Circuit Serves Subway and Practicality a Win in Footlong Class Action

USA - October 2 2017 “A class action that ‘seeks only worthless benefits for the class’ and ‘yields [only] fees for class counsel’ is ‘no better than a racket’ and ‘should…

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Petition for Rehearing in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana

USA - August 24 2022 On June 15, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana that bilateral arbitration agreements governed by the Federal…

Mia Farber

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Waiver of PAGA Claims in Arbitration Agreements

USA - March 31 2022 In December 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in Viking River Cruises v. Moriana (Viking). The question presented in Viking is…

Mia Farber

Congress Passes Federal Law Restricting Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Assault, Harassment Claims

USA - February 10 2022 A new law making predispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers covering sexual assault and sexual harassment claims invalid and…

Garen E. Dodge, William Robert Gignilliat, IV, Samia M. Kirmani, Corey Donovan Tracey