“Judge Denies Mega-Law-Firm’s Request to Litigate Arbitration Confirmation Under Seal”

Eugene Volokh, in his Volokh Conspiracy blog, has flagged this decision in Dentons US LLP v. Zhang, in which the Southern District of New York denied a law firm’s request for leave to file under seal a petition to confirm an emergency arbitration award. Notwithstanding that “the parties agreed to file under seal any papersContinue reading ““Judge Denies Mega-Law-Firm’s Request to Litigate Arbitration Confirmation Under Seal””

“One ESTOPP Shop: The Ninth Circuit Weighs In On The Use Of Equitable Estoppel To Compel Arbitration In Two Recent Decisions”

Adam Hunt, Angela Kleine and Neil Tyler of Morrison & Foerster have this article, available at JD Supra, discussing two Ninth Circuit decisions (Stafford v. Rite Aid Corp. and Franklin v. Community Regional Medical Center), both issued on May 21, and reaching different results regarding the arbitrability of disputes based on equitable estoppel. As theContinue reading ““One ESTOPP Shop: The Ninth Circuit Weighs In On The Use Of Equitable Estoppel To Compel Arbitration In Two Recent Decisions””

Reversing Trial And Appellate Courts, Texas Supreme Court Compels Employment Arbitration Based On Company’s Disputed Claim That Agreements Were Electronically Signed

In Aerotek, Inc. v. Boyd, the Supreme Court of Texas granted an employer’s application to compel arbitration of claims brought by four terminated employees based upon electronic records ostensibly demonstrating the parties’ agreements to arbitrate. In reaching this conclusion, the Supreme Court reversed the trial court and a divided appeals court which, relying on affidavitsContinue reading “Reversing Trial And Appellate Courts, Texas Supreme Court Compels Employment Arbitration Based On Company’s Disputed Claim That Agreements Were Electronically Signed”