Category: Class Actions

The Fifth Circuit Allows Class Arbitration Waivers in Employment Agreements

Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals joined the Ninth, Second and Eighth Circuits in holding that class arbitration waivers in employment agreements are enforceable, notwithstanding the right of employees to engage in concerted activities under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The…

The U.S. Supreme Court Renders A Pro-Business Class Action Ruling

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a decision that should make any business owner facing a class action breath a little easier.   The Court’s decision in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles, makes it easier for defendants to move class actions from state courts to…