Calif. Judge Explains Order Blocking Forced Arbitration Ban

Law360 (February 7, 2020, 9:17 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday explained her recent order to indefinitely block a state law that sought to discourage mandatory arbitration by criminalizing employment agreements that make workers give up their court rights, saying the state's law clashes with federal law.

In a 36-page order, U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller explained why she granted a motion on Jan. 31 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation and other business groups for a preliminary injunction blocking A.B. 51, finding that the groups had shown they are likely to succeed on the merits of their claim that the...

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