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Arbitration ruling divides litigation bar, spurs calls to Congress

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WASHINGTON – The chasm between civil defense attorneys who extol the virtues of mandatory arbitration agreements and members of the plaintiffs’ bar who say the pacts strip consumers of their right to redress was widened by the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Justices: High cost no bar to class arbitration waiver

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WASHINGTON — Plaintiffs cannot avoid a contractual waiver of class arbitration on the ground that the cost of individually arbitrating their claims exceeds their potential recovery, the U.S. Supreme Court has held in a divided ruling.

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Court once again ponders class arbitration waivers

WASHINGTON – In the latest in a series of cases considering the enforceability of mandatory arbitration clauses that bar class proceedings, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether federal common law prohibits such agreements in some circumstances.

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2013 litigation forecast released for in-house counsel

A 2013 litigation forecast for in-house counsel predicts “no end in sight” for wage and hour litigation, a growing sophistication in trade secret theft and new spoliation challenges in e-discovery.

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Did a state legislature render federal antitrust laws inapplicable under the “state action doctrine” when it vested a local government entity with general corporate powers to acquire and lease out hospitals? FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, No. 11-1160. Certiorari ...

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