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Ninth Circuit Upholds Arbitration for Non-Signatory Defendant

California law is not typically seen as amiable to compelling employees to arbitrate their claims. However, in Franklin v. Community Regional Medical Center, ___ F.3d___(9th Cir. 2021), the Ninth Circuit panel upheld a motion to compel arbitration by a non-signatory to an arbitration agreement based on California law. Isabelle Franklin was employed by a staffing … Continue Reading

FAA Preempts New Jersey’s Implied Restriction on Use of Arbitration Agreements, Court Finds

To the extent that it attempted to limit the prospective waiver of procedural rights in favor of arbitration or other alternative dispute resolution, the 2019 amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), a New Jersey federal court has ruled in an unpublished opinion. New Jersey Civil … Continue Reading
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