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Two Dickey’s Franchisee Cases Stayed Pending Arbitration Decision

An abandoned Dickey's barbecue. photo/sniegowski

BALTIMORE - A federal court in Maryland stayed two cases brought by franchisees against Dickey's Barbeque stating that the pending arbitration decision in Trouard v. Dickey's Barbeque Restaurants, Inc. may preclude the need for litigation.

Medicine Shoppe Franchisees Allowed to Arbitrate Jointly


SAINT LOUIS – In a complex dispute resolution matter, an arbitrator has ruled that Medicine Shoppe franchisees will be allowed to arbitrate their issues as a group instead of individually.

Car Dealer Arbitration Clause Ruled Unconscionable

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

SCOTUS Holds Class Actions Waivers In Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable

In a 5-4 decision of AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, No. 09-893 (April 27, 2011),  the U.S. Supreme Court held that arbitration agreements in standard form contracts that waive the right to pursue a class action are enforceable, and that the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1, et seq., preempts a California court ruling to the contrary. 

Is Rescission an Arbitral Remedy?

Is recission a proper arbitral remedy? Even if recission would primarily benefit non-parties to the proceeding?

2 Major Firms Abruptly Withdraw from Credit-Card Arbitration

Two important companies are withdrawing from arbitrating disputes between customers and their credit-card and cellphone companies.

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.