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Franchisees Get A Break From 5th Circuit

It may be the last good news for a long time, at least on the labor front.

2d Circuit Charges Against Arbitration Class Action Waivers

Circuit courts are always polite when disagreeing with their bosses on the Supreme Court.

5th Circuit Rejects Arbitration Clause

A Texas ruling could impact franchise arbitration clauses.

John Carey was an employee of 24 Hour Fitness and  agreed to settle any disputes by arbitration.

Car Dealer Arbitration Clause Ruled Unconscionable

A one-sided "take-it-or-leave-it" arbitration clause is illegal, affirms a California appellate court.

Arbitration Clause Prohibiting Class Action OK in California

Waiver of class-action arbitrations and multi-party litigation is neither procedurally nor substantively unconscionable.

SCOTUS Grants Certiorari in Consumer Arbitration Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases regarding the power of an arbitrator to determine his own jurisdiction.

Parada v Superior Court (Monex Deposit Co)

Requiring three neutral arbitration & prohibiting class actions can render an arbitration clause unenforceable, rules a California appellate court in a case of significant importance to franchisees.

2d Circut Holds Class Action Waiver Unenforceable

On January 30 the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a ruling with broad ramifications for franchise disputes.