Federal Arbitration Act

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14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett (07-581)

Oral argument: Dec. 1, 2008

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit  (Aug. 1, 2007)

EMPLOYMENT, NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT, CIVIL RIGHTS,...
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[Question(s) presented][Issue(s)][Facts][Discussion][Analysis]Issue

Can courts refuse to enforce class-arbitration waivers and permit class-action lawsuits where a plaintiff’s individual claim is worth much less than the cost of bringing that claim?...

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Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution, outside litigation proceedings, in which parties submit a dispute to an impartial decision-maker for a binding decision. See American Arbitration Association, Arbitration &...

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Oral argument: Mar. 3, 2009

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Apr. 9, 2008)

FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT, STAY OF TRIAL, NON-PARTY, NON-SIGNATORY, ARBITRATION CLAUSE, AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, APPEAL, APPELLATE...
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In 2002, Vincent and Liza Concepcion ("the Concepcions") signed a two-year service contract with AT&T Mobility for wireless phone service. See Laster v. AT&T Mobility LCC, 584 F.3d 849, 852 (9th Cir. 2009...

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Oral argument: Nov. 9, 2010

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Oct. 27, 2009)

CLASS ACTION, FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT, PREEMPTION, CONSUMER CLAIMS

Vincent and Liza Concepcion ("the Concepcions") signed a...

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In September 2008, Amy Imburgia and a class of litigants filed a class action complaint against DIRECTV in California Superior Court, alleging violations of state contract law after receiving a series of early termination fees following the...

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In September 2008, Amy Imburgia and a class of litigants filed a class action complaint against DIRECTV in California Superior Court, alleging violations of state contract law after receiving a series of early termination fees following the...

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The Court here considers three consolidated cases: Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Ernst & Young, LLP v. Morris, et al., and National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc. Epic Systems, Ernst & Young, and Murphy Oil (“Employers”)...

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The present dispute between these parties concerns whether a clause in their arbitration agreement guaranteeing judicial review of an arbitrator's decision is valid under the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§1-16) (FAA). Hall Street Associates...
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Oral argument: November 7, 2007

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (August 1, 2006)

FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT, ARBITRATION,...
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On August 31, 2012, Archer and White Sales, Inc. (“Archer and White”) sued Henry Schein, Inc. and Danaher Corp. (“Henry Schein”) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Archer and Whites Sales, Inc. v. Henry Schein, Inc...

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Petitioners Kindred Nursing Centers et al. (“Kindred Nursing”) operate nursing homes and rehabilitation centers, including the Winchester Centre for Health and Rehabilitation. See Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark, 478 S.W.3d 306 (Ky. 2015). Respondents...

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Respondent Frank Varela (“Varela”) is an employee of Petitioner Lamps Plus Inc. (“Lamps Plus”). Brief for Petitioners, Lamps Plus, Inc. et al. at 3.  Before commencing his employment with Lamps Plus, Varela executed an arbitration agreement in...

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Petitioner New Prime, Inc. (“New Prime”) is a national trucking company that recruits and trains new drivers through an apprenticeship program. Oliveira v. New Prime, Inc. at 3–4. Student apprentices participating in this program are unpaid, except...

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[Questions Presented] [Issue] [Facts] [Discussion] [Analysis] Issue

Can an arbitrator decide that a contract broadly requiring arbitration of disputes also allows for "class arbitration" or the hearing of a claim on behalf of an entire group of...

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This case involves a contract dispute between Judge Alex Ferrer, currently arbitrating disputes on the Fox Channel television show, "Judge Alex," and a lawyer, Arnold Preston, who works as personal manager for entertainers. Ferrer v....

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Respondent Antonio Jackson was an employee of Petitioner Rent-A-Center West, Inc. (“RAC”). See Jackson v. Rent-A-Center West, Inc., 581 F.3d 912, 914 (9th Cir. 2009). While employed by RAC, Jackson was repeatedly...

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Appealed from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Sept. 9, 2009)

Oral argument: Apr. 26, 2010

ARBITRATION, FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT, ARBITRABILITY, UNCONSCIONABILITY,...
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The Respondent in this case, AnimalFeeds International Corp., (“AnimalFeeds”) entered into international maritime agreements with the Petitioners parcel tanker transportation companies, Stolt-Nielsen SA, Stolt-Nielsen ...

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Oral argument: Dec. 9, 2009

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Nov. 4, 2008)

ARBITRATION, FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT, ADMIRALTY LAW, MARITIME LAW

AnimalFeeds...

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Betty Vaden became a Discover cardmember in 1990. Although Discover Bank issued Vaden her credit card, it contracted many services such as collecting on delinquent accounts to Discover Financial Services (“DFS”). See...