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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Business-Closure Order, Rules That COVID-19 Is a ‘Natural Disaster’

USA - April 16 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep across the United States, numerous state governments — including Pennsylvania’s — have ordered all…

Ashlee A. Paxton-Turner, Renée M. Dudek, Robert J. Mancuso.

Stranded in State Court: Supreme Court Holds that Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants Cannot Remove Class-Action Counterclaims to Federal Court

USA - May 28 2019 As Congress appreciated when it enacted the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA), large, multistate class actions are better suited for federal…

Michael P. Daly, Robert J. DeNault.

Supreme Court Gives Companies Another Tool To Fend Off Data Breach Class Actions

USA - April 26 2019 In the wake of data breaches, companies may find themselves targets of class actions by customers or employees whose personal information was…

Kristin Ann Shepard, Irene M. Rizzi.

Supreme Court Gives Employers Another Tool to Fend Off Class Actions

USA - April 26 2019 Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an arbitration agreement cannot be read as permitting class arbitration unless the agreement…

Kristin Ann Shepard, Irene M. Rizzi.

Consent, Not Coercion: Supreme Court Rejects Contractual Ambiguity as a Basis for Class Arbitration

USA - April 24 2019 Arbitration is a matter of consent, not coercion. That straightforward legal principle has been the polestar of much of the Supreme Court’s…

Kristin Ann Shepard, Irene M. Rizzi.