WeWork Fights Atty's Bid To Appeal Arbitration Ruling

Law360 (July 20, 2020, 3:23 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge should reject a former WeWork attorney's bid to appeal a decision that the federal arbitration law trumps the state's arbitration rules on allegations of discrimination, as the question is not "exceptional," the shared workspace company has argued.

Because the U.S. Supreme Court has been clear that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state statutes from carving out certain claims, U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon in June issued a straightforward ruling that New York's Civil Practice Law and Rules do not present a ground for revoking a contract under the federal law, WeWork Co. Inc. said in a...

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