NLRB Class Waiver Ban Comes Before 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 9:54 PM EST) -- Attorneys for D.R. Horton Inc. and the National Labor Relations Board sparred before the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday over whether employees have a substantive right under federal labor law to bring class proceedings or can be required to sign arbitration agreements containing class action waivers.

D.R. Horton's attorney Ron Chapman Jr. of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC urged the appeals court to overturn the NLRB's January decision that the company had violated the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining a mandatory arbitration agreement that...
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