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HTMLThird Circuit Rules Class Arbitration a Question for the Courts
Evan H. Lechtman, Jeffrey N. Rosenthal; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 2014
In a precedential ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Opalinski v. Robert Half Int’l recently held that a federal judge—not an arbitrator—should decide whether an agreement between individuals to arbitrate employment disputes should extend to class-wide...

 

HTMLThe Arbitration Obligations Imposed by the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D., Ron Chapman, Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
As we discussed yesterday in our blog post, “President Obama Issues Two Executive Orders in 10-Day Period,” this week President Obama issued the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Under this order, federal contractors will be required to disclose labor law violations and...

 

HTMLThe Impact of Social Media on Privacy: Why You Need a Social Media Policy
Clarence L. Bennett, Alison Strachan; Stewart McKelvey;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
One of the first social media confidentiality cases arose out of a health care employment relationship. In CAW-Canada, Local 127 (J.C.) v Chatham-Kent (Municipality), [2007] OLAA No 135 (QL), the grievor was a personal caregiver with eight years’ service and some history of discipline. She...

 

Adobe PDFSecond Circuit Adopts Bright-Line Rule For Determining Customer Status For Mandatory FINRA Arbitration: Court Rules that for Purposes of Demanding FINRA Arbitration, “Customers” of FINRA Members Are Those Who Either Purchase a Good or Service from a FINRA Member or Have an Account with a FINRA Member
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
On Friday, August 1, 2014, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Abbar, No. 13 2172 (2d Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), a case addressing the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rule that FINRA members must consent to mandatory arbitration of disputes with any...

 

HTMLEU Sanctions: Update
Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014
On 16 July 2014 at a special meeting of the European Council the EU decided to extend its sanctions so as to target entities, i.e. natural persons or legal entities ‘... that are materially or financially supporting actions undermining or threatening Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial...

 

HTMLChamperty Doesn’t Pay! - HKSAR v. Ip Hon Ming & Others
Marina O. K. Fung; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014
The District Court of Hong Kong recently convicted a solicitor and a recovery agent for champerty, sending a clear message to recovery agents and solicitors that litigation funding in return for a fee is illegal.

 

HTMLDispute over Jurisdiction between CADE and BACEN Reaches an End
Eduardo Molan Gaban; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014
On July 9th, 2014, Judge Dias Toffoli of the Brazilian Supreme Court of Justice, decided in the BCN v. Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) case (Appeal No. 664.189), that the Brazilian Central Bank (BC) has exclusive jurisdiction to analyze and rule on antitrust matters concerning...

 

HTMLQatar Construction Update - Enforcement of Arbitration Awards in Qatar
Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
Qatar has seen a positive step forward in the enforcement of arbitration awards recently with a decision by the Court of Cassation examining the application of the New York Convention, of which Qatar is a member, in respect of enforcement of arbitration awards in Qatar.

 

HTMLArbitration v. Litigation, Which Is Better for You?
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014
Although ADR programs have been in existence for many years, given the recent green light by the Supreme Court regarding the use of arbitration, its application is being reassessed and applied by a number of entities in an effort to control the overwhelming cost of litigation, both in terms of the...

 

HTMLHow Family-Owned Businesses Can Use Mediation and Arbitration
Erica B. Garay; Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Family-owned businesses are the backbone of our community. Most businesses in fact are family-owned, yet few succeed beyond the second generation. Can you buck this trend, and ensure that your family-owned business is preserved, relationships cultivated, and toxicity avoided? Or will you face a...

 


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