Matthew Burrows

Carlton Fields

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Kansas Policyholder Learns the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

USA - February 19 2016 Seventy years ago, in Screws v. United States, 325 U.S. 91 (1945), the U.S. Supreme Court declared that “[i]gnorance of the law is no excuse for men…

U.S. Supreme Court applies Concepcion in reversing order finding class arbitration waiver unconscionable under California law

USA - December 28 2015 On December 14, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court applied its landmark Concepcion decision and reversed a California appellate court's ruling that an…

Court grants motion to dismiss in row between insured, insurer, and third-party claim administrators

USA - December 9 2015 A district court in Ohio granted defendants National Indemnity Company (“National”) and Resolute Management, Inc.’s (“Resolute”) motion to dismiss in…

Court vacates arbitration decision that allowed class members to opt-out of injunctive relief class, finding arbitrator exceeded her authority and manifestly disregarded law

USA - December 7 2015 Reviewing a previously conferred arbitration award, a district court in New York granted defendant Sterling Jewelers' motion to vacate the decision…

Texas court affirms arbitration award in law firm fee row

USA - November 19 2015 A Texas district court denied Curtis International, Ltd.'s ("Curtis") counter-motion to vacate an arbitration award in a row over attorney and expert…