California Supreme Court to Review Case on FAA Preemption of State’s arbitration Statute
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a case on FAA preemption of California Code of Civil Procedure sections 1281.97 and 1281.98.

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CFPB Issues Warning on Deceptive Contract Terms, Including Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) on June 4 issued a circular warning on the use of deceptive terms in contracts for consumer financial products or services,

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SCOTUS Decides Suski. Dueling Delegation and Forum Selection Clause Disputes Are Decided by Courts
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

In the third unanimous decision of the term SCOTUS holds in Coinbase v.

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SCOTUS Decides Spizzirri. Under FAA Section Three, Stay Means Stay
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A unanimous Court holds in Smith v. Spizzirri, No.

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SCOTUS Decides Bissonnette. FAA Section One Exemption Does Not Require Worker be in the Transportation Industry
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A unanimous Court holds in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries Park St. LLC,

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No Kindred Spirit: California Supreme Court Invalidates Health Care Agent’s Arbitration Agreement
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By Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq.***

The Court rules that signing an optional arbitration agreement is not a health care decision that a health care agent appointed under California’s Health Care Decisions Law has the authority to make.

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