Abbey Spanier: Fifth Circuit Rules Against 24 Hour Fitness in Arbitration Case

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision that found that a mandatory arbitration clause used by 24 Hour Fitness was illusory because it allowed the company to make changes to the policy retroactively. The decision in Carey v. 24 Hour Fitness [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available...

For Workers Class Actions Are More than a Procedural Mechanism

In previous posts we have emphasized the importance of class actions to individuals seeking to enforce their rights against more powerful corporations, most recently in " Abbey Spanier Comments on the Harm to Individuals Caused by Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses ." As we posted in " Can...