Robinson Bradshaw

Topic: Arbitration

U.S. Supreme Court Rebukes California Court for Failing to Enforce an Arbitration Agreement with a Class-Arbitration Waiver

On Monday, the Supreme Court held in DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia that a California appellate court erred by declining to enforce an arbitration agreement that prohibits arbitration on a class-wide basis. The decision is the latest in a steady line from the Supreme Court chastising lower courts for failing to give effect to arbitration agreements. […]

Preview of Significant Class Action Cases Pending in the U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court began its new Term on October 5, and already the Court is slated to hear several cases that could have major impacts on class-action litigation. Among the issues facing the Court are: ▪ whether a defendant can render a putative class action moot by offering the named plaintiff all the relief the […]

North Carolina Court of Appeals Upholds Class Action Waiver in Arbitration Agreement

In recent companion decisions, the North Carolina Court of Appeals had to decide whether a governing North Carolina Supreme Court decision concerning class actions had to yield to a decision of the United States Supreme Court. A contract is generally governed by state law, but when that contract includes an arbitration clause, the provisions of […]