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Look Before You Leap: Practical Considerations Regarding Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:27:00 +0000

I recently contributed an article to Thomson Reuters’ Legal Current on Practical Considerations Regarding Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements: After the Supreme Court decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 563 U.S. 333 (2011) – which held that class action waivers in arbitration agreements are valid under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) – companies […]

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Class Action Defense Cases: American Arbitration Association (AAA) Enforces Binding Individual Arbitration While JAMS Allows Plaintiff To Unilaterally Include Dozens Of Employees In Single Arbitration Proceeding (2015)

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 04:59:33 +0000

AAA Requires Separate Arbitration Petitions by Employees Subject to Arbitration Clause with Class Action Waiver but JAMS Permits Plaintiff to Unilaterally Join Dozens of Individual Employee Claims in Single Arbitration JMBM recently litigated a labor law class action where the employees were bound by arbitration clauses with class action waivers. Some of those agreements require […]

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Class Action Defense Cases – Williams v. Superior Court: California Appellate Court Affirms Trial Court Order Limiting Discovery re Putative Class Members To Store Location Where Plaintiff Worked

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:15:51 +0000

Plaintiff’s Pre-Class Certification Discovery Request for Contact Information of Putative Class Members Properly Limited to Employees who Worked in the Same Store Location as Plaintiff California Court of Appeal Holds The decision of the California Court of Appeal in Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls), No. B259967 (Cal. Ct. App. May 15, 2015) will have California […]

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Class Action Defense Cases–American Express v. Italian Colors: United States Supreme Court Reverses Second Circuit Refusal To Enforce Class Action Waiver Under Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:50:52 +0000

Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) Compels Enforcement of Class Action Waiver in Contract Even if Cost of Pursuing Federal Claim will be Prohibitively Expensive to Arbitrate U.S. Supreme Court Holds Plaintiffs – a group of merchants who accept American Express cards – filed a putative class action against American Express alleging of the Sherman Act and […]

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Class Action Defense Cases–Brinker v. Superior Court: California Supreme Court Affirms, Reverses And Remand Class Action Certification Ruling In Labor Law Class Action Clarifying Meal And Rest Break Requirements

Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:34:38 +0000

In Considering Class Action Certification Order in Labor Law Class Action, California Supreme Court Holds Rest Periods Not Mandated Prior to Meal Periods, and Employer must Provide Meal Breaks but need not Ensure Employee Takes Meal Breaks Plaintiffs filed a putative class action in California state court against their employer, Brinker Restaurant, alleging various labor […]

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Class Action Defense Cases–KPMG v. Cocchi: Supreme Court Reiterates Requirement That State Courts Follow Concepcion And Enforce Arbitration Agreements Under The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:57:44 +0000

State Courts Erred in Denying Defense Motion to Compel Arbitration Under FAA (Federal Arbitration Act) because They Failed to Consider Whether Any Claims were Subject to Arbitration Plaintiffs filed a putative class action in Florida state court against various defendants, including KPMG LLP, for damages suffered as a result of investments made with Bernard Madoff; […]

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Richard Watts: “Fables of Fortune: What Rich People Have That You Don’t Want”

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:42:50 +0000

California Attorney Richard Watts Publishes Book Based On His Experience In Representing The “Super-Wealthy” Richard Watts, a personal friend of the author and a superb lawyer, has published a book based on his 30-year career representing individuals with a net worth in excess of $100 million. The book is entitled, “Fables of Fortune: What Rich […]

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Class Action Defense Cases–Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corp.: Ninth Circuit Vacates And Remands Class Action Certification In Gender Discrimination Labor Law Case

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:27:19 +0000

District Court Applied Wrong Legal Criteria in Certifying Gender Discrimination Class Action Requiring Remand for Reconsideration based on Standards Enunciated in Wal-Mart v. Dukes Ninth Circuit Holds Plaintiffs filed a putative class action against Costco Wholesale alleging that it discriminates in its promotional practices based on gender. Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corp., ___ F.3d ___, […]

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California Supreme Court One Step Closer to Decision in Long-Awaited Meal and Rest Period Case: Decision Expected By Mid-February

Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:04:59 +0000

The California Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Brinker Restaurant v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum, et al., real parties in interest) on November 8, 2011, according to the Court docket issued recently. The Court generally issues decisions within 90 days after completion of oral argument and submission of post-argument briefs, if any. A decision is […]

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Class Action Defense Cases–Kaltwasser v. AT&T Mobility: Federal Court Grants Motion To Compel Arbitration Under Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) Following Concepcion

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 19:31:08 +0000

Supreme Court Decision in Concepcion Compelled Granting AT&T’s Motion to Compel Arbitration of Individual Claims because FAA Preempts California Laws Barring Class Action Arbitration Waivers Plaintiff filed a putative class action against cellular telephone service provider, AT&T Mobility, alleging violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), False Advertising Law (FAL), Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) […]

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