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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SCOTUS Decides ZF Automotive: Yet Another Unanimous Decision, This One Holding That Section 1782 Discovery in Foreign Arbitrations Applies Only to Governmental Tribunals
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court has decided ZF Automotive US, Inc. v. Luxshare, Ltd.,

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Unanimous SCOTUS Decides Sundance: No Prejudice Requirement to Prove Waiver of Arbitration Rights
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court has decided Morgan v. Sundance Inc., No. 21-328,

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Alabama Securities Commission Moves to Vacate FINRA Expungement Award for Procedural Improprieties
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By Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq.*

In a timely move, the Alabama Securities Commission (“ASC”) raises serious questions about the procedure employed in a recent FINRA expungement proceeding,

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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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Federal Court Stays Foreign Litigation Pending Arbitration
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By Harry Jacobowitz, Esq.**

A U.S. District Court granted a rare permanent injunction against a Mexican lawsuit and even ordered the plaintiff to dismiss some claims without prejudice because those claims were arguably subject to an arbitration agreement.

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