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HTMLIskanian v. CLS Transportation: California Supreme Court Gives Class Action Arbitration Waivers the Green Light
Douglas J. Farmer; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 25, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014
Today, in a decision with significant ramifications for California employers seeking to use class action arbitration waivers as a deterrent to wage and hour class action litigation, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC,...


HTMLFurther Hurdles in the Ability to Schedule Timely JDRs
Michael C. Barbero; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
The Court of Queen’s Bench has recently issued a Notice to the Profession regarding Judicial Dispute Resolution (“JDR”) in Calgary and Edmonton. Due to significant shortages in “judicial resources” the number of Justices available for JDRs will be scaled backed.


Adobe PDFResolving Legal Disputes in the United States: Litigation, Arbitration or Mediation
Cynthia A. Murray; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 2014
As Indonesian companies expand their businesses into the United States, the potential for conflict also increases. Many parties doing business in the United States opt to resolve their disputes through litigation in the U.S. court system. There are, however, alternatives to litigation. The two most...


HTMLCorruption of Foreign Public Officials: Prison Sentence Signals Court’s Denunciation of Corrupt Business Practises
Gerry Stobo; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
On May 23, 2014, Nazir Karigar was sentenced by the Ontario Superior Court to three years imprisonment under Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) for having agreed with others to offer bribes to foreign public officials. Mr. Karigar was convicted in August 2013 after...


HTMLTo Disclose or Not to Disclose: Bankruptcy & Substituted Service, Petitioning Creditors Beware
Justine T. K. Lau, Edmund M. S. Ma, Richard M. Tollan; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
Following our previous legal update on substituted service of a statutory demand against an individual ("Bankruptcy & Substituted Service: Petitioning Creditors Beware...", 2 March 2012), the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in FWD Life Insurance Co (Bermuda) Ltd v. Chan Kim...


HTMLOn A Sticky Wicket Against Naughty Litigants
Duncan A. W. Abate, Anita W. C. Lam, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
Draft legislation has been proposed to introduce changes to the Labour Tribunal Ordinance.


HTMLThe ICDR Issues New International Dispute Resolution Procedures
David Baron, Matias Osvaldo Bietti, Hugh E. Hackney, Thomas R. Snider; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 2, 2014
The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) - the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) - has issued new International Dispute Resolution Procedures, which became effective on June 1, 2014. The International Dispute Resolution Procedures include the...


HTMLTermination under Last Chance Agreement No Bar to Arbitrator’s Reinstatement and Back Pay Award, Federal Court Holds
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 2, 2014
When an employer and represented employee enter into a last chance agreement (LCA) without the union’s participation, and the employer subsequently discharges the employee for a violation of the LCA, the arbitrator may properly interpret and apply the “just cause provision” in the...


HTMLEmployer Did Not Waive Right to Arbitration Despite One-Year Delay, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
An employer that petitioned to compel arbitration one year after the employee filed his employment-related complaint did not waive its right to arbitrate the complaint, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, confirming the burden of proving a party waived its right to arbitration is a heavy one....


HTMLEleventh Circuit Holds That Bank Could Not Compel Arbitration When Account Agreement—Which Was Silent as to Arbitration—Completely Superseded Prior Account Agreement Containing Arbitration Clause
John R. Chiles, Eric S. Pendergraft; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently upheld a lower court’s denial of a bank’s motion to compel arbitration of a dispute between the bank and a depositor concerning alleged excessive overdraft fees. To reach its decision in Dasher v. RBC Bank (USA), Case No....


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