Another Chapter in the Arbitration Wars

On September 19, 2012, the Supreme Court granted review on Iskanian v. CLS Transportation L.A., LLC. The putative wage and hour class action case petitioned for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order compelling arbitration and dismissing class claims. The decision held that the Plaintiff could pursue individual claims under the Private Attorneys General Act in arbitration, and that AT & T vs. Conception overruled Gentry, a case that held class action waivers in arbitration agreements should not be enforced if class arbitration would be a significantly more effective way of addressing the rights of the affected employees than individual arbitration. The case is one of four to be granted review, while four others have been denied. (6/4/12) 206 Cal.App.4th 949.

2017-03-02T21:50:40+00:00 April 7th, 2013|Arbitration|