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U.S.: Sixth Circuit compels arbitration where attack was on validity of contract, not validity...

Rogers v. Swepi LP, No. 18-3229 (6th Cir. Dec. 10, 2018) In 2011, Matt Rogers entered into a lease agreement governing oil and gas...

U.S.: Second Circuit holds that arbitration provision did not become part of contract where...

Starke v. SquareTrade, Inc., No. 17-2474-cv (2d Cir. Jan. 10, 2019) In January 2016, Plaintiff purchased a 2-Year Electronics Protection Plan (the "Protection Plan")...

U.S.: Fourth Circuit directs district court to compel arbitration where agreement contained clear and...

Novic v. Credit One Bank, N.A., No. 17-2168 (4th Cir. Jan 4, 2019) Charleene Novic had entered into a credit agreement to obtain a...

U.S.: District court grants motion to compel arbitration in accordance with broad arbitration clause...

SteppeChange LLC v. VEON Ltd., No. 18-cv-04842 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 5, 2018) Plaintiff SteppeChange, LLC ("SteppeChange") a California-based tech company, was involved in two...

U.S.: Appellate court reverses trial court order compelling arbitration, finding parties did not enter...

Skuse v. Pfizer, Inc., No. A-3027-17T4 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Jan. 16, 2019) In November 2017, Plaintiff Amy Skuse ("Skuse") filed a complaint...

U.S.:  Fifth Circuit holds that party waived right to compel arbitration by invoking the...

Forby v. One Technologies, L.P., No. 17-10883 (5th Cir. Nov. 28, 2018) On April 24, 2015, Vickie Forby filed a class action in state...

U.S.: Eleventh Circuit upholds enforceability of a mandatory arbitration provision in a shrinkwrap agreement...

Dye v. Tamko, No. 17-14-052 (11th Cir. Nov. 2, 2018) Two Florida residents purchased the same type of "Heritage 30" shingles (hereinafter "the shingles") from...

Canada: Ontario Court of Appeal invalidates arbitration clause requiring arbitration in foreign jurisdiction

In its first decision of 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned the lower court’s decision in Heller v. Uber Technologies Inc., 2019...

U.S.: Eleventh Circuit establishes a two-part test for the independent issues of whether a...

Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC, et al. v. Converteam SAS, No. 17-10944 (11th Cir. 2018) Plaintiff Outokumpu Stainless, LLC ("Outokumpu"), through its predecessor ThyssenKrupp Stainless...

US: District court denies motion to compel arbitration because Defendant was a non-signatory to...

Thompson v. AT&T Serv., Inc., No. 17 C 3607 (N.D. III. Sept. 24, 2018) Plaintiff brought suit against several Defendants, including AT&T Services, Inc. ("AT&T"),...