Applying Concepcion To Calif. Arbitration Class Waivers

Law360, New York (July 10, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT) -- On Monday, June 4, 2012, the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California affirmed a Los Angeles Superior Court decision upholding an arbitration agreement between an employer and employee that included a class action waiver provision. Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC, No. B235158.

For the time being, the decision is being hailed by employers as an unusually — for a California appellate court — pro-employer interpretation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2011 opinion in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S....
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