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Baker McKenzie | USA | 24 Sep 2020

Eleventh Circuit holds tort claims are within scope of arbitration clause; Panama Convention provides exclusive grounds for vacating arbitral award

Earth Science, Tech, Inc. (“Earth Science”), a Florida-based distributor of cannobidoil (“CBD”)-rich hemp-oil products in the United States…

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 23 Sep 2020

Employee Arbitration Award Stands Despite Arbitrators’ Alleged Misinterpretation of the Contract

The Eleventh Circuit refused to vacate an employee’s arbitration award for nearly $4 million for wrongful termination based on the employer’s claim…

Buckley LLP | USA | 22 Sep 2020

11th Circuit: Class action incentive fees are unlawful

On September 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed and vacated a district court judgment awarding an “incentive payment” to…

Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 21 Sep 2020

Eleventh Circuit Invalidates Class Action Individual Incentive Awards

Class action litigation is fueled largely by the availability of often large attorney fee awards. To get a class action case…

Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 21 Sep 2020

The Eleventh Circuit Deals A Significant Blow To Class Action Suits By Eliminating Incentive Awards For Plaintiffs

Incentive awards for class representatives are impermissible, according to a ground-breaking decision last week by the U.S. Court…

Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 21 Sep 2020

11th Circuit Rejects Litigant’s “Creative Effort” To Escape Forum Selection Clause Requiring Federal Forum

Common practice dictates that plaintiffs often prefer to be in state court - and will sometimes go to great lengths to avoid federal court…

Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 21 Sep 2020

Eleventh Circuit Ends “Routine” Practice of Awarding Incentive Payments to Named Class Representatives

It is not atypical for class actions to be brought seeking damages that can be characterized as nominal in nature. An oftentimes powerful incentive…

Cozen O'Connor | USA | 21 Sep 2020

Eleventh Circuit Goes It Alone by Prohibiting Class Representative Incentive Awards

On September 17, 2020, in a unexpected challenge to conventional class and collective action practice, the Eleventh Circuit held that settlement…

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 20 Sep 2020

Incentive fee awards for class plaintiffs struck down by 11th Circuit

Last week the Eleventh Circuit shocked the legal world by ruling that incentive payments to named representatives in class actions are improper…

McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 18 Sep 2020

Eleventh Circuit Panel Finds Class Action Incentive Payment Improper

On September 17, 2020, in a potentially groundbreaking decision that could have huge implications for the future of class actions, a split panel of…
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