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"Silence Is Golden”: Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela Holds That Ambiguous Arbitration Agreements Bar Class Actions

USA - April 29 2019 Most well-drawn employment arbitration agreements have included an express class-action waiver since the Supreme Court enforced such waivers in AT&T...

SCOTUS Upholds Use of Class Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements

USA - May 23 2018 The United States Supreme Court yesterday issued its much-anticipated ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis. The 5-4 decision held that the Federal...

Sara B. Tomezsko, Keia Atkinson, Kenneth W. Gage.

Supreme Court Narrows Whistleblower Protections Under Dodd-Frank

USA - February 26 2018 The Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower protections cannot be expanded beyond the statute’s explicit language, notwithstanding Securities and Exchange...

Tammy R. Daub, Christine L. Cedar, Neal D. Mollen, Kenneth W. Gage.

Class (Not) Dismissed: CFPB Proposes New Rule Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration Clauses, Encourages Consumer Class Action Law Suits

USA - May 12 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB" or "Bureau") recently proposed a potentially sweeping rule aimed at substantially restricting and...

Thomas P. Brown, Joseph R. Profaizer, Lawrence D. Kaplan, Kevin P. Broughel, Sean D. Unger.

The Supreme Court Again Extends the Preemptive Effect of the Federal Arbitration Act

USA - December 21 2015 Your binding arbitration clause is very likely now stronger in light of the most recent Supreme Court decision enforcing Federal Arbitration Act...

Margaret N. Buckles, Joshua G. Hamilton, Tim Reynolds, Sean D. Unger.