Tag Archives: Federal Arbitration Act

American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant

Class action waivers in arbitration agreements are strictly enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), even in circumstances where an individual’s arbitration costs surpass the potential recovery. Due to the tremendous disparity in the costs of individual arbitration compared with minimal financial recovery, Italian Colors Restaurant and merchants filed a class action suit against American […]

California Court Rejects the NLRB Ruling on Class-Action Arbitration Waivers

Earlier this year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held in D.R. Horton that a class action waiver that required, as a condition of employment , the employee to waive his rights to class-action litigation while simultaneously waiving his rights to class-action arbitration was illegal under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  The NLRB opined […]

NLRB ruling in D.R. Horton Protects Employees’ Rights to Class Actions

Construction company D.R. Horton, like many other companies, had their workers sign an arbitration agreement upon becoming employed, as a condition of their employment.  The signed agreement required the worker to waive his right to sue the employer in a court in the event that that employee wanted to resolve an employment dispute.  If the […]