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“Stay Awhile”: Supreme Court Tells District Courts Not to Dismiss Claims Pending Arbitration

In Smith v. Spizzirri, the Supreme Court unanimously held that federal district courts lack the power to dismiss a case...

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Ninth Circuit Holds That Business Entities Cannot Qualify As Transportation Workers Exempt From The Federal Arbitration Act

On April 10, 2024, the Ninth Circuit held in Fli-Lo Falcon, LLC v. Amazon.com, Case No. 22-35818 (9th Cir. Apr. 10, 2024),...

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Domino’s Driver Arbitration Pacts Doom Tip Credit Claims for Now

Domino’s Pizza Inc. and two subsidiaries are free of a lawsuit alleging they stiffed delivery drivers on pay after the workers...

Bloomberg Law
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L’Occitane Defeats Mass Arbitration Bid In Fight With Consumer Law Firm

French skincare company L'Occitane has fended off mass arbitration claims involving thousands of its purported customers, though its fraud lawsuit...

Reuters
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Experts to Congress: Block forced arbitration in workplace discrimination, consumer cases

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson joined a group of witnesses Tuesday in urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to crack...

Courthouse News Service
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Ninth Circuit Clears Airline’s Arbitration by Estoppel Argument for Takeoff

Earlier this month, in Herrera v. Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., a divided Ninth Circuit panel reversed the district court’s order denying...

JD Supra
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Walgreens Sues to Block ‘Egregious’ $987 mln Arbitration Award

Retail pharmacy giant Walgreens, has asked a Delaware federal judge to strike down what it called an “egregious and improper” arbitration...

Reuters
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Enforceable Terms and Arbitration Provisions Important for Providers in Current Crypto Cyberthreat Environment

In the past year there has been a sharp decline in active civil suits against cryptocurrency exchanges, digital wallet, mobile...

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Law Firm Blasts L’Occitane Case Challenging Mass Arbitration Claims

Plaintiffs' law firm Zimmerman Reed has asked a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit against it by France's L'Occitane, claiming...

Reuters
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Ten Years of Le Café Des Arbitres

Le Café des Arbitres, or LCDA, a series of Paris-based conferences hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s School of...

Global Arbitration Review
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Supreme Court Likely to Side With Coinbase on Arbitration

The US Supreme Court appeared likely to rule against cryptocurrency customers seeking to avoid arbitration even while it was clear...

Bloomberg Law
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Fashion Nova’s Arbitration Clause Fades Away

Online retailers routinely include arbitration clauses in the terms of service for their website, seeking to send any consumer claims...

Mintz
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Illinois Federal Court Orders Samsung To Defend 806 Individual BIPA Claims In Arbitration And Pay $311,000 In Arbitration Filing Fees

On February 15, 2024, the Judge Harry Leinenweber of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted a motion...

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Bakery Drivers Head to High Court Searching for Arbitration Exit

Workers have spent years arguing the Federal Arbitration Act’s transportation worker exemption means their wage-based claims against companies such as Amazon.com...

Bloomberg Law
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Samsung Asks US Court to Block Mass Arbitration in Privacy Case

Samsung Electronics on Thursday urged a U.S. appeals court to reverse a decision allowing thousands of privacy claims to move forward...

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Israel’s New International Arbitration Law: A Modern Leap Forward

Israel, in its journey towards becoming a more modern and open hub for international commercial dispute resolution, recently achieved a...

Lexology
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Mass Arbitration: AAA Looks to Reign in Administrative Costs

Mass arbitration is a recent phenomenon created by enterprising plaintiffs as a direct result of a string of Supreme Court...

JD Supra
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Paris Arbitration Week to Take Inspiration from Olympics

This year's Paris Arbitration Week will take inspiration from the Olympic Games to be held in Paris this summer, with...

Global Arbitration Review
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Verizon’s $100 million Fee Settlement is Setback for Mass Arbitration Critics

Verizon had two chances at the end of 2023 to defend a controversial corporate tactic to avoid paying millions of dollars in...

Reuters
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Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Registered Investment Advisor Agreements Draw Scrutiny from Regulators

On Dec. 5, 2023, the Office of the Investor Advocate (OIAD) published its Report on Activities for the Fiscal Year...

Reuters
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Eleventh Circuit Finds District Court Lacked Jurisdiction to Freeze Defendant’s Assets During Pendency of Action to Confirm Arbitration Award Against Him

In Noble Prestige Ltd. v. Galle, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals considered whether the trial court properly granted a preliminary...

Reinsurance Focus
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Arbitrator’s Power to Alter Discipline Affirmed by Michigan Court, with a Caveat on CBA Clarity

Can a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) limit the authority of a labor arbitrator to determine the appropriateness of a disciplinary...

JD Supra
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Indian Supreme Court Reverses Recent Judgment and Holds that Unstamped or Inadequately Stamped Arbitration Agreements Cannot Hold Up Appointment Of Arbitrators or Prevent Parties From Being Referred to Arbitration

The Supreme Court of India has overruled its own controversial decision from earlier in 2023. The Court held that unstamped...

Herbert Smith Freehills
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UNCITRAL Working Group II 78th Session: Seeking the Balance Between Innovation and Due Process

The 78th session of the UNCITRAL Working Group II (the “WG II”) took place in Vienna, Austria from 18 to...

Kluwer Arbitration Blog
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Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Launches its New Arbitration Rules 2024

Last updated in 2011, the CRCICA Arbitration Rules are amended to meet the needs of users and evolving dispute resolution...

CRCICA
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‘Robot lawyer’ DoNotPay Beats Lawsuit By Illinois Law Firm

A federal judge on Friday agreed to dismiss, for now, a lawsuit by a small Illinois law firm that accused...

Reuters
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Law Profs, Business Groups Spar Over Proposed Consumer Arbitration Ban

If law professors’ signatures carried authoritative weight, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would already be drafting a new rule...

Reuters
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SCOTUS to Weigh Whether a Court or Arbitrator Should Decide if a Subsequent Agreement Narrows…

The United States Supreme Court recently granted a petition for certiorari to review a Ninth Circuit decision and resolve the...

Fenwick
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Screened for Fairness: A Tale of Two Hong Kong Enforcement Decisions on Remote Hearings

The Hong Kong Court of First Instance (Court) recently decided due process issues arising from the fairness of remote hearings...

Tanner De Witt
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Elon Musk’s Twitter Fee Fight with Law Firm Wachtell Belongs in Arbitration, Judge Says

A $90 million legal clash between Elon Musk and the law firm that helped force him to complete his $44...

Reuters

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