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J&J Can't Arbitrate Applicant's Background Check Claims

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 5:00 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge held Friday that a would-be employee’s arbitration agreement with a staffing firm can’t be used to force him to arbitrate claims that a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary unfairly revoked his job offer because of a background check, saying his allegations against J&J stem from the Fair Credit Reporting Act, not the contract.

U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane rejected Johnson & Johnson Services Inc.’s renewed bid to compel arbitration of T. Jason Noye's claims, concluding his allegations against the company aren’t “intimately found in and intertwined with the underlying contract obligations” in the agreements he signed with staffing...

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