Rent-A-Center, W., Inc. v. Jackson, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4981 (June 21, 2010)

LexisNexisOverview: Former employee's claim that an arbitration agreement was unconscionable did not specifically challenge a provision that delegated to the arbitrator the authority to decide whether the agreement was enforceable; the delegation provision therefore was treated as valid under...

Professor Sharon Reece on Oxford Health Plans v. Sutter

Excerpt: In Oxford Health Plans v. Sutter [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Supreme Court of the United States held that an arbitrator's determination that an agreement authorized class arbitration survived judicial review because the arbitrator...

California Supreme Court Follows Concepcion and Holds That Administrative Wage Claims Are Arbitrable

On October 17, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Sonic-Calabasas v. Moreno , holding that an employment arbitration agreement is enforceable even where an employee is pursuing administrative remedies (typically for alleged unpaid wages) through the California Labor Commissioner. The...