Lamps Plus Case Noted As $10M Class Arbitral Win Is Axed
Law360 (April 25, 2019, 10:35 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin federal judge referenced Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Lamps Plus case in a ruling Thursday that wiped out a mortgage worker's $10 million class arbitration win, saying the employee's arbitration agreement with her company unambiguously bars class arbitration.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb said that Pamela Herrington’s arbitration agreement with Waterstone Mortgage Corp. clearly bars class arbitration, agreeing to knock out the arbitration award determined for Herrington and 174 others in a wage row.
For good measure, Judge Crabb mentioned that under Wednesday’s high court ruling, which found that arbitration agreements must explicitly call for class arbitration...
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