S. Wiener, Gail L. Westover, Brendan Ballard, and Wilson G. Barmeyer
majority decision issued on April 27, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court held
S.A. v. AnimalFeeds Int'l Corp. , No. 08-1198 (
News item on this case ), that...
Under Federal Arbitration Act §
2, an arbitration agreement "shall be valid, irrevocable, and enforceable,
save upon such grounds as exist at law or in equity for the revocation of any
contract." California law set forth certain circumstances in which
"class action waivers" in...
In a recent ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court, Oxford Health
Plans LLC v. Sutter [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com
subscribers ], petitioner-defendant Oxford was forced to proceed with
class arbitration with respondent-plaintiff John Ivan Sutter.
This case, like other...
by Leo Caseria and David Garcia
The Supreme Court on June 20 continued its recent trend of strictly enforcing the terms of arbitration agreements, holding that a contractual waiver of class arbitration is enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) even if the cost of proving an individual...