Arbitrability

Arbitrability – District court stays proceedings and compels arbitration in Hong Kong

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Townsend Ventures , LLC v. Hybrid Kinetic Grp. Ltd., Civil Action No. GLR-17-130 (D. Md. Aug. 30, 2017) Defendants, Hybrid Kinetic Group Limited ("Hybrid...

Arbitrability – Fifth Circuit affirms grant of motion to dismiss because arbitrability was validly...

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Brittania-U Nigeria, Ltd. v. Chevron USA, Inc., No. 16-20690 (5th Cir. Aug. 9, 2017) In 2013, Plaintiff Brittania-U Nigeria Limited ("Brittania-U") was invited to...

Arbitrability of Venue Questions

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Bamberger Rosenheim, Ltd. (Isr.) v. OA Dev., Inc. (United States), 862 F.3d 1284 (11th Cir. 2017) Appellant Bamberger Rosenheim, Ltd. ("Bamberger") is an Israeli...

Arbitrability – Eleventh Circuit requires Waffle House employee to submit claim to arbitration

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Jones v. Waffle House, Inc., No. 16-15574 (11th Cir. Aug. 7, 2017) In this case, Plaintiff William Jones ("Jones") applied for employment with a...

Argentina: New Legal Framework Allows for International Arbitration and Dispute Boards in Public-Private Partnership...

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A recent legal framework in the Argentine Republic allows for domestic or international arbitration and dispute boards for public-private partnerships, and is expected to...

Brazilian Court of Appeals confirms the validity of arbitration in international sales representation agreement

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On June 21, 2017, the Court of Appeals of São Paulo confirmed the validity of an arbitration clause set forth in an international sales...

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Employment Arbitration Provisions Containing Class & Collective Action...

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As a condition of employment, employers often require their employees to sign arbitration agreements requiring that all employment related disputes be resolved by means...

Brazilian Labor Reform authorizes arbitration

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On April 26 the Brazilian House of Representatives has approved a reform of the Brazilian Labor Code (“Consolidação das Leis do Trabalho”), aiming at...

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejects effort to compel arbitration based...

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In Norcia, Plaintiff filed a putative class action against Samsung, alleging that it made misrepresentations as to the performance of the Galaxy S4 phone....

U.S. Fifth Circuit Allows Receiver to Avoid Arbitration Clauses

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On January 31, 2017, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals authorized a court-appointed Receiver to avoid arbitration clauses contained in employment and employment-related agreements. ...