Co-authored by Christina F. Jackson and Julie G. Yap
While employers have been waiting patiently for the California Supreme Court’s decision regarding the enforceability of class and representative action waivers in arbitration agreements, last week, a California federal court jumped into the fray and held that state law rules are powerless against the broad preemptive power of the Federal … Continue Reading
Authored by Gena Usenheimer
In a decision that is becoming more and more commonplace, last week the Central District of California enforced a class action waiver in an arbitration agreement, rejecting the panoply of arguments raised by the plaintiff in opposition.
In Appelbaum v. AutoNation, Inc., et al., the plaintiff sought to representative a putative class of service technicians and … Continue Reading
Authored by Jim Harris
The California Supreme Court heard oral argument in two important cases involving employment-related class actions. From the tenor of and comments made at the argument, it appears likely that the ultimate results will be a mixed bag for employers.
The first case, Iskanian v. CLS Transportation of Los Angeles, LLC, which we reported on late last … Continue Reading