April 11, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Judge William Pauley of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a class action lawsuit on Thursday against American Express, Citigroup and Discover Financial Services that alleged the three credit card issuers violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by colluding to require ...[read more]
March 24, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Rae Vann of Norris, Tysse, Lampley & Lakis discusses CarMax v. Fowler and the Federal Arbitration Act...It is now well settled that the use of mandatory arbitration in the employment context is legally permissible. In fact, many would say that the Federal Arbitration Act ...[read more]
December 4, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that employers can require their employees to sign an arbitration agreement prohibiting them to pursue claims in courts or in a class action. The ruling overturned a prior decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Thursday in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not permit courts to invalidate a contractual waiver of class arbitration on the ground that the plaintiff's cost of individually arbitrating a federal statutory ...[read more]
June 10, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter that an arbitrator did not exceed his powers under §10(a)(4) of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) when he found that the parties' contract provided for class arbitration. Respondent John Sutter, a pediatrician, ...[read more]
March 26, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter the court is considering whether an arbitrator acts within his powers under the Federal Arbitration Act or exceeds those powers by determining that parties affirmatively agreed to authorize class ...[read more]
December 31, 2012
by Theresa Donovan
JURIST Guest Columnist Rochelle Bobroff, Director of the Access to Courts Program for the Constitutional Accountability Center, argues that the American people need to be aware of their constitutional rights regarding the meaning of the Federal Arbitration Act as defined by Supreme Courts past and ...[read more]
January 10, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Tuesday in CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood that, because the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA) is silent on whether claims can proceed in an arbitrable forum, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires the arbitration agreement to be enforced according to its ...[read more]
April 27, 2011
by Daniel Makosky
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 5-4 in AT&T v. Concepcion that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), which provides for judicial facilitation of private dispute resolution through arbitration when the transaction involves interstate commerce, preempts states from enforcing alternate ...[read more]
June 21, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 in Rent-A-Center v. Jackson that, under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the arbitrator has the authority to decide whether an arbitration agreement is valid, unless the plaintiff specifically challenges the agreement's delegation provision. Under ...[read more]

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