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
Co-authored by Christina Meddin and Louisa Johnson
On Friday, March 21, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of an FLSA putative collective action and compelled two employees’ claims to arbitration on an individual basis pursuant to the terms of an arbitration agreement. The employees had argued that § 16(b) of the FLSA, which provides the mechanism for employees to … Continue Reading