Update on Split Ninth Circuit Decision Affirming Denial of a Motion to Compel Arbitration: Rehearing En Banc Sought
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

DIRECTV is seeking a rehearing en banc on a split Ninth Circuit decision that had denied its Motion to compel arbitration.

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Ninth Circuit: District Court Acted Properly When It Reconsidered and Reversed Previously Granted Order Compelling Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The District Court did not abuse its discretion when it reconsidered and reversed in part its previous Order compelling arbitration,

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More on SCOTUS’ 5-4 Holding in Home Depot that Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants Can’t Remove a Class Action
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As promised, here’s a more detailed analysis of the Supreme Court’s Home Depot decision that the term “defendant,” as used in the general removal statute and in the class action removal statute,

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An Ideologically Divided SCOTUS Holds 5-4 in Lamps Plus that Class Arbitration Takes Place Only Where the Parties Expressly Provide for It
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In the final arbitration-centric decision of the Term, the Supreme Court on April 24 held 5-4 in Varela v. Lamps Plus, Inc.,

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Class Certification Granted on TD Ameritrade’s Order Routing Policies: Klein v. TD Ameritrade
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By Jeremy Root

In assessing best execution on a systemic basis, the individual trading strategies of the brokerage firm’s customers are not relevant and the damages caused by the alleged failure to provide best execution may be,

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Comment Period Closes on CFPB’s Proposed Ban on Class Action Waivers: Where To Begin?
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The comment period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) proposed rule banning class action waivers closed on August 22nd with a massive number of comments.

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