Appeals Court Upholds Employer’s Class Action Waiver

Law360, New York (January 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A state appeals court has rejected a former U-Haul employee’s argument that a class action waiver in an employment agreement he allegedly signed is not enforceable.

The ruling, handed down by California’s Court of Appeals for the Second Appellate District, affirmed a lower court’s decision to grant defendant U-Haul Company of California’s motion to compel arbitration and dismiss plaintiff Ron Konig’s putative class action claims.

The court’s decision gives employers some comfort that correctly drafted arbitration agreements will be enforceable, said James Evans, a partner with...
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