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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 22 May 2018

Supreme Court Confirms Employers’ Right to Require Arbitration and Class Action Waivers

On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court clarified that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 27 Apr 2015

Ninth Circuit: no advance jury trial waivers in California, even in federal court

California has a strong public policy favoring trial by jury, and since the California Supreme Court's 2005 decision in Grafton Partners, L.P. v


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 2 Jun 2014

When to waive: the high stakes of class action litigation

Costly class action lawsuits, often filed in California, have made business difficult for fashion companies for a number of years. But the law is


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 5 Dec 2013

Fifth Circuit rejects NLRB's ban on class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has invalidated the controversial decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) that


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 21 Jun 2013

Supreme Court rules class action waivers in arbitration agreements are enforceable: what it means for employment cases

In a split, 5-3 decision, the US Supreme Court held that "class action waiver" provisions in arbitration agreements remain valid and enforceable


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 26 Mar 2013

Second Circuit compels individual arbitration in Goldman Sachs class action sex bias suit

On March 21, 2013, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals compelled an individual arbitration in an ongoing class action sex bias suit against Goldman


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 11 Jan 2013

Recent DC Circuit ruling upholds TRICARE’s collection of retroactive rebates on prescription drugs from pharmaceutical manufacturers

On January 4, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ("DC Circuit" or the "Court") affirmed a decision of the


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 6 Aug 2012

The mobile market

The FCC last week released FCC 12-85, an order terminating 20 existing waivers to construct public safety broadband networks in the 700 Megahertz band.


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 22 Mar 2012

California Supreme Court grants review in consumer arbitration decision, Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Company

Yesterday, March 21, the California Supreme Court granted review in Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Company, previously cited at (2011) 201 Cal.App.4th 74.


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 28 Sep 2011

IRS voluntary classification settlement program

On September 21, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service announced a voluntary reprieve for businesses that fear facing an IRS worker classification audit.

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