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Authored by Tim Watson

On February 9, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Vilches et al. v. The Travelers Companies, Inc. weighed in on the question of who decides whether and how arbitration will go forward.  The plaintiffs in the case are former insurance appraisers of The Travelers Companies, Inc., and they brought a combined state law/FLSA

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Co-authored by Tim Watson and Barry Miller

In the ongoing battle between the Department of Labor and the financial industry over the exempt status of mortgage loan officers, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA) struck the latest blow by filing suit seeking to vacate the DOL’s recent Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) declaring that mortgage loan officers, in general, do not qualify for

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