Circuit courts are always polite when disagreeing with their bosses on the Supreme Court.
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.
A one-sided "take-it-or-leave-it" arbitration clause is illegal, affirms a California appellate court.
Waiver of class-action arbitrations and multi-party litigation is neither procedurally nor substantively unconscionable.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases regarding the power of an arbitrator to determine his own jurisdiction.
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.
On January 30 the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a ruling with broad ramifications for franchise disputes.