Case Study: Peleg V. Neiman Marcus

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT) -- The Court of Appeal of California recently issued a decision that may have broad implications for the way in which arbitration agreements are drafted. In Peleg v. Neiman Marcus Group Inc., 140 Cal. Rptr. 3d 38, 42 (Cal. Ct. App. 2012), the plaintiff, Amir Peleg, brought suit against his former employer, Neiman Marcus, alleging that he was discharged because of his national origin, religion and sexual orientation.

Neiman Marcus responded to the complaint with a motion to compel arbitration. The company argued that Peleg was provided...
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