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Ballard Spahr LLP: Website Hyperlink Alone Does Not Establish User’s Assent to Arbitration Agreement, 9th Circuit Holds
Posted on 25 Aug 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By the Consumer Financial Services Group In a case intersecting the 89-year-old Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and the digital era, the Ninth Circuit has ruled that a consumer who did not read the company’s terms of use when ordering a product... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Impact Of FDA Approval On Discovery Rule
Posted on 2 Mar 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

Adopting a middle-of-the-road approach that may raise more questions than it answers, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that FDA approval of drug and medical device warnings creates a presumption against application of the discovery rule to a defendant's... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 3rd Circuit Holds That Courts, Not Arbitrators, Should Rule On Classwide Arbitration
Posted on 8 Aug 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Steven W. Suflas, Alan S. Kaplinsky, Mark J. Levin, Burt M. Rublin, and Michelle M. McGeogh In Opalinski v. Robert Half International, Inc. [ enhanced opinion available to subscribers ], the United States Court of Appeals for the Third... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 3rd Circuit Rejects Class Certification in Yet Another Consumer Case
Posted on 30 Sep 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Burt M. Rublin and Joel E. Tasca Consistent with its recent emphasis on the stringency of class certification requirements in consumer cases, the Third Circuit recently affirmed the denial of class certification in a consumer case involving alleged... Read More