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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Amicus Briefs Aplenty in Bissonnette and Suski
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

With oral arguments just weeks away, the amicus briefs have been piling up.

We reported in SAa 2024-03 (Jan.

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California Court Enforces Clickwrap Agreement Containing Arbitration Clause with Delegation
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Court in Jane Doe #1 (I.G.) v. Massage Envy Franchising, LLC,

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SCOTUS Sets February Oral Arguments in Two Arbitration-Centric Cases and Grants Certiorari in a New One
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court has set February oral arguments in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries Park St.

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Yet Another Court Finds That, Unlike the FAA, the UN Convention is Not Preempted by the McCarran-Ferguson Act
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Eastern District of Virginia has joined a growing chorus of courts holding that the McCarran-Ferguson Act does not “reverse-preempt” the UN Convention.

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Few Comments, Mostly Along Party Lines, on Consumer Advocates’ Petition to CFPB Urging it to Write Rule Empowering Consumers to Choose Arbitration Post-Dispute
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The comment period closed recently on the Petition for Proposed Rulemaking filed by a coalition of leading consumer advocacy groups,

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