Ex-Chase Appraisers Push For Class Arbitration In OT Fight

Law360, New York (October 21, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT) -- Former JPMorgan Chase & Co. appraisers told a California federal court Friday that it lacked the authority to force them to arbitrate their wage claims individually, arguing that an arbitrator — not a court — should decide whether they can pursue class and collective claims in arbitration.

Ex-appraisers Kenneth Lee and Mark Thompson — along with David Agree, identified in court papers as a current Chase appraiser — said they had already agreed to refile their Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, California state law class...
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