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What’s in a Name?: Defining Arbitration Across the Circuits
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2016

What is "arbitration"? Although courts often use and apply the word, rarely do they stop to define it. While the FAA concerns agreements to "settle


Out On A Limb, 7th Circuit Creates Circuit Split Over Class Arbitration For Employees
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2016

Of all the federal circuit courts, I was not expecting the 7th Circuit to venture out on a limb to support the NLRB’s interpretation of the National


Second and Ninth Circuits allow employers to preclude collective FLSA claims, rejecting NLRB ruling
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2013

In January of this year, the Eighth Circuit was the first federal appellate court to refuse to adopt the National Labor Relations Board's ruling on


First Circuit makes circuit split lopsided in favor of narrowing impact of Stolt-Nielsen
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 4 2012

With less colorful language than its last arbitration opinion, the First Circuit sided with the Second and Third Circuits in limiting the application of the 2010 Stolt-Nielsen decision on the availability of class arbitration.


Circuit split: does Stolt-Nielsen allow class arbitrations based on implicit contract interpretation?
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2012

The Fifth Circuit just issued a decision openly disagreeing with how the Second Circuit has interpreted both the Stolt-Nielsen decision and case law regarding the level of deference that courts owe arbitrators.


Liz Kramer
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP