In the first federal appeals court decision to apply AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion to a non-AT&T Mobility arbitration agreement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts New Jersey law prohibiting the enforcement of class action waivers in certain small-dollar cases.
As previously reported, in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion the U.S. Supreme Court on April 27, 2011, held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts California law classifying most class action waivers in arbitration agreements as unconscionable.
A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has changed the calculus used by states and state universities when deciding how to challenge and appeal a determination by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
On June 17, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new procedures for health plans with limited benefits (including so-called “mini-med” plans) to obtain temporary waivers of the restrictions on annual dollar limits that were imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court today remanded three class action waiver cases for reconsideration in light of the landmark decision it issued last week in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, issued its long-awaited opinion in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, holding 5 to 4 that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts state laws that invalidate class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreements.
The Fed has issued final Regulation Z amendments "to clarify and facilitate compliance" with the new Reg Z rules adopted in 2010 to implement the Credit CARD Act.
Legislation that overwhelmingly passed the Maryland House of Delegates and is headed for consideration in the State Senate would deprive consumers, employees, and businesses of the opportunity to use arbitration as a forum for resolving disputes.
It seems likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will soon resolve the conflict among the Circuits on whether claims brought under the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA) are subject to arbitration.
Demonstrating once again its interest in issues arising under the Federal Arbitration Act, the U.S. Supreme Court has granted a petition for writ of certiorari to review a per curiam unreported opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.