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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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 – Part I
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by George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

President Biden on March 3 signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act.

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Parties to Pending Certiorari Request Challenging California’s PAGA Agree to Hold Up Pending Outcome of Viking River
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

With SCOTUS already set to review an FAA preemption challenge to California’s PAGA, the parties to a similar pending Certiorari Petition have agreed to hold the case in abeyance pending the outcome of the first case.

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Is Yet Another Cert. Grant in the Offing?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

With four arbitration-centric cases already slated for review this Term, and one Certiorari Petition awaiting imminent disposition,

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Unanimous Kentucky Supreme Court: Variable Annuity is Not an Insurance Product, but A Fixed Annuity is. PDAA in the Latter is Therefore Unenforceable
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief 

While the arbitration agreement in a variable annuity was enforceable because the investment was a security,

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