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Beauty School Runs Out of Time to Raise Arbitration Defense, According to Ninth Circuit Court
12/24/2016 12:33:28 PM
Description: The Ninth Circuit Court recently ruled in the case Martin v. Yasuda that the Amarillo College of Hairdressing – Milan Institute and the Milan Institute of Cosmetology took too long to seek arbitration. The school must now litigate its


Obama Administration Looking to Curb Mandatory Insurance Arbitration
12/24/2016 12:32:32 PM
Description: With just over a month left in office, President Obama and his administration is pressing states to curb the use of fine print arbitration clauses in contracts by insurance providers. The request comes via an insurance report recently released by


Federal Judge Orders Sony and Microsoft to Arbitration
11/6/2016 10:31:28 AM
Description: Sony’s request to arbitrate the claims filed against it by Microsoft regarding antitrust laws has been approved by a federal judge. The claims involve lithium ion batteries. Sony had requested the case be tossed because the claims were moot,


Uber Headed to Arbitration
10/15/2016 12:55:47 PM
Description: Despite a federal judge rejecting Uber’s $100 million settlement offer, the company is likely headed to arbitration. The rejection was part of a lawsuit filed against Uber by its workforce, claiming they were misclassified as independent


US Lawmakers Use Wells Fargo Arbitration Agreement as Example of Scams
10/15/2016 12:54:18 PM
Description: Wells Fargo is under a great deal of scrutiny recently concerning a number of different legal issues. One of the most recent include the bank’s arbitration agreement that now prevents customers from suing the bank over bogus accounts opened in


Ruling Gives Uber Leverage over Drivers
9/21/2016 11:27:48 PM
Description: Uber Technologies Inc.’s arbitration agreements were recently ruled to be valid according to an appeals court. The US Court of Appeals in San Francisco court determined Uber has the authority to enforce the agreements with drivers, which


Union’s Continue to Complain about Pro-Tax Payer Reforms by State Governors
9/10/2016 11:55:46 AM
Description: The United States Court of Appeals recently joined the Ninth Circuit Court in calling certain arbitration agreements too broad for denying workers’ rights. This decision reportedly “struck fear” into the hearts of corporations


Retirement Plan Has Authority to Arbitrate
8/11/2016 5:43:26 PM
Description: According to a federal judge’s recent ruling, Educational Testing Service, a standardized-test making company, can force an employee’s widow to arbitrate claims concerning the company’s retirement plan. The ruling upheld a


Internet Service Provider Google Fiber Will Now Force Customers into Arbitration
6/29/2016 12:18:55 PM
Description: The Internet service provider, Google Fiber, is altering its terms to include a clause that will force subscribers into arbitration should a dispute arise. Customers will no longer have the option to file a lawsuit and fight out their differences in


Airbnb Terms of Service Updated to Include Mandatory Arbitration
6/6/2016 5:31:51 PM
Description: Airbnb, the popular travel accommodations app that allows private homeowners to rent their homes to travelers, has updated its terms of service to require those involved in disputes to use arbitration to settle issues. The new terms of service also