Monthly Archives: March 2012

SCOTUS (Yet Again) Affirms FAA Preemption

Maybe West Virginia didn’t get the memo.  In Marmet Health Care Center, Inc. v. Brown, the U.S. Supreme Court, once again, held that state and federal courts must enforce the Federal Arbitration Act as to all arbitration agreements it covers.  … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Thrice Holds that Class Action Waivers Are Unenforceable

Third time’s the charm, right?  The Second Circuit has struck down, for the third time, a class action waiver in an arbitration agreement between American Express and  merchants.  In re American Express Merchants’ Litigation.  This long-running case–which has already gone … Continue reading

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