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Feds Ask Court To Reinstate Drilling Moratorium

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Federal authorities have asked an appeals court to reinstate a moratorium on deepwater drilling declared after BP's oil well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico. In a filing late Tuesday in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the government challenged a federal judge's finding...

Appeals Court To Hear Drilling Moratorium Case

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A federal appeals court is set to hear the Justice Department's bid to delay a judge's decision to overturn a six-month deepwater drilling moratorium. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday from...

Ballard Spahr LLP: 5th Circuit Rejects NLRB Ruling Invalidating Class Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements

By Steven W. Suflas, Mark J. Levin and Erin K. Clarke On December 3, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling that an employer violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by requiring employees to waive their rights...

Williams Mullen: In Rebuff To Labor Board, 5th Circuit Sustains Arbitration Agreements With Class Action Waivers

By David C. Burton , Beth Hirsch Berman and J. Nelson Wilkinson In recent years, employers have faced increased, and increasingly expensive, class action litigation from current and former employees. In response, many employers have turned to arbitration agreements with class-action waivers as...