Are Class Action Waivers In The Balance?

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT) -- A storm seems to be brewing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that may affect the enforceability of class or collective class actions in employment arbitration agreements. Fueled by the recent filing of an appeal in Raniere v. Citigroup Inc., the Second Circuit is poised to issue an opinion that could endanger employee agreements to waive class and collective actions, currently a staple of employment arbitration agreements.

On Dec. 19, 2011, a notice of appeal was filed in the Second Circuit by...
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