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The U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Rent-A-Center, West, Inc. v. Jackson, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4981 (2010)

The U.S. Supreme Court held in Rent-A-Center, West, Inc. v. Jackson, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4981 (2010) that a challenge to the validity of an arbitration agreement that contains a provision delegating to the arbitrator exclusive authority to resolve threshold issues relating to the validity of the arbitration...

Determining the Adjudicator of Arbitrability Issues: Rent-A-Center West v. Jackson and Granite Rock v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters

In this Analysis, N. Peter Lareau explores generally the rules applicable to determining the adjudicator of arbitrability issues and then focuses on two June 2010 Supreme Court cases: Rent-A-Center, W., Inc. v. Jackson , 130 S. Ct. 2772 (U.S. 2010) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...

Duane Morris Alert: Appeals Court Distinguishes Supreme Court Ruling on Arbitration Clauses Barring Class Action Suits

The New Jersey Appellate Division ruled-despite the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion -that binding arbitration clauses in consumer contracts that bar class-action suits still may be subject to challenge if they are poorly worded and contain contradictory language...

Drafting Arbitration Clauses May Be Probative Of Antitrust Conspiracy

by Ed O'Connor In In re Currency Conversion Fee Antitrust Litig ., Judge William H. Pauley III denied a motion for summary judgment by Defendants Discover and Citigroup after finding that a handful of meetings over four years by Defendants' in-house counsel related to drafting and implementing...

High Court Hears Arguments on Validity of Arbitration Clause in Antitrust Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) American Express Co. (AmEx) told the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 27 in oral arguments that the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred in ruling that a mandatory class action waiver clause in AmEx's standardized service contract violated the Federal Arbitration...

High Court: Class-Action Waiver in Arbitration Clause Is Valid in Antitrust Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A mandatory class action waiver clause in American Express Co.'s (AmEx) standardized service contract is enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), even if the cost of individual arbitration of merchants' antitrust claims is prohibitively high, ...

Up Next: Arbitration Clauses with Class Action Waivers in Corporate Charters?

In the latest in a series of decisions in which it has upheld the enforceability of arbitration agreements, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 20, 2013 that an arbitration agreement with a class action waiver is enforceable even it meant that an individual's cost of pursuing a claim exceeded the...

Delaware Arbitration Procedure to Make a Comeback

At a speech before the Delaware Bench and Bar Conference , Chief Justice Strine raised the possibility that Delaware would revisit its Chancery Arbitration Program: "Regrettably, a federal court in Philadelphia issued a divided ruling striking down these statutes because they violated two judges’...

Circuit Splits, Arbitration Clauses, and Other Notes from Around the Web

Circuits Split on Pleading Loss Causation: In a December 16, 2014 opinion written by Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. for a unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit, the appellate court affirmed the dismissal of the securities class action lawsuit that had been filed against Apollo Group and certain...

Divided Delaware Supreme Court Upholds First-Filed Rule

The Delaware Supreme Court provided this week the latest iteration of Delaware law on the first-filed rule and whether a particular issue is covered by an arbitration clause. Over a vigorous dissent, Delaware’s high court affirmed a decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery that applied the first...