Bipartisan House Bill Introduced to Amend FAA to Ban PDAA Enforcement for Physical Sexual Assault Claims
on

A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the House to amend the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) to restrict predispute arbitration agreement (“PDAA”) enforcement for disputes involving physical sexual assault claims.

...Read More

Fifth Circuit Applies “Look Through” Standard to Removal of Case Seeking to Vacate FINRA Award Under FAA
on

The Fifth Circuit holds that the District Court was correct when it applied the “look through” standard to determine that it had jurisdiction to remove a State Court action to vacate an Award.

...Read More

NJ Supreme Court Upholds “Acknowledged” Employment Arbitration Agreement
on

By Cameron Michelsen

A somewhat divided New Jersey Supreme Court holds that an arbitration agreement announced and “acknowledged” by email to employees was valid and enforceable.

...Read More

Certiorari Sought for Review of Fifth Circuit’s Ruling Interpreting a PDAA To Provide for a Nine-Arbitrator Panel
on

By Theodore Ryan

SCOTUS is being asked to take up whether to let stand a decision upholding a large Award issued by a numerically unbalanced panel.

...Read More

NRLB Upholds Arbitration Confidentiality Provisions
on

By Cameron Michelsen

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently upheld confidentiality provisions in arbitration agreements in relation to section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) and the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).

...Read More

We Called It (Mostly). SCOTUS Grants Certiorari To Address Loose End in Henry Schein but Declines To Take on Broader Issues
on

By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court agrees to review an open issue from its 2019 ruling in Henry Schein,

...Read More