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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Dissent Provides a Primer on FAA Preemption of California Law
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

We cover a recent decision out of California not for the holding, but for the scathing dissent.

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California Court Defines “Dispute” in EFASASHA
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A California appellate court rules that the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (“Act” or “EFASASHA”) can be applied retroactively,

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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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SEC Investor Advocate Recommends Halt on RIA Arbitration Clause Use
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The SEC Office of the Investor Advocate has issued a report recommending that predispute arbitration agreement (“PDAA”) use by investment advisers be studied and that in the meantime PDAA use be suspended.

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