Case Study: Arrigo V. Blue Fish

Law360, New York (February 22, 2010, 2:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently rejected broker Anthony Arrigo’s putative Fair Labor Standards Act collective action based upon an arbitration provision found in his employment agreement with commodity broker Blue Fish Commodities Inc. Arrigo v. Blue Fish Commodities Inc., No. 09 Civ. 7518, 2010 WL 391813, slip op. (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 4, 2010).

The court instead granted Blue Fish’s motion to compel Arrigo to submit his claims to arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), which compels judicial enforcement...
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