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Student Commentary
16 Feb 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Marcelis, University of California, Davis School of Law Class of 2013, discusses the US Supreme Court's effort to make lower courts enforce arbitration agreements...The Consumer Attorneys of California, a group whose members represent individuals with personal injury claims, call arbitration agreements "viruses" — "hard to spot, … [read more]


Student Commentary
8 Oct 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Rebecca Bielski, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2013, is the author of the sixth article in a 15-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. She offers insight on the legal ramifications of employees signing pre-dispute mandatory arbitration … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jun 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 in Rent-A-Center v. Jackson [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that, under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) [materials], the arbitrator has the authority to decide whether an arbitration agreement is valid, unless the plaintiff specifically … [read more]


Legal News
26 Apr 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Monday in two cases. In Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co. [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report], the court heard arguments on whether whether s. 502(g)(1) of the Employee Retirement Income … [read more]


Legal News
26 Apr 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Monday in two cases. In Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co. [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report], the court heard arguments on whether whether § 502(g)(1) of the Employee Retirement Income … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jan 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Friday granted certiorari [order list, DOC] in five cases. In Doe v. Reed [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the Court will consider whether the First Amendment allows a state to compel the release of identity information about petition signers. The … [read more]

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