SCOTUS Decides Viking River: California’s PAGA is Partially Preempted by the FAA
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

In the second arbitration-related decision of the week, the Court on June 15 held 8-1 in Viking River Cruises,

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Unanimous SCOTUS Decides Southwest: Goes with the Flow on “Engaged” in Interstate Commerce
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court has decided Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon, No.

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FINRA Panel Dismisses Ineligible Claim with Prejudice
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By Harry Jacobowitz, Esq.****

In spite of the fact that arbitration claims that violate FINRA’s six-year eligibility rule must be dismissed without considering additional grounds for dismissal and without prejudice to the claimant’s or claimants’ right to pursue the claims in court,

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Ninth Circuit Declines to Enforce Browsewrap TOS that Didn’t Clearly Alert Users To PDAA
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The lack of an affirmative action by the consumer to accept the browsewrap agreement’s Terms of Service “TOS”) doomed the PDAA therein.

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Southwest and Viking River
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court heard oral argument this week in the remaining two of four cases involving arbitration it reviewed over the last two weeks.

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President Biden Signs Into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. It Became Effective Immediately on March 3 – Part II
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by George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

World events caused a bit of a delay, but President Biden on March 3 finally signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act.

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