Class Arbitration Barred If Not Noted In Contract: Calif. Court

Law360, San Diego (September 4, 2012, 10:32 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Friday sided with Liberman Broadcasting Inc. that a former security officer’s wage-and-hour class action has to proceed in arbitration on an individual basis, holding that an arbitration agreement silent on class actions can be inferred to bar class arbitration.

The three-judge panel for the Second District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court’s denial of Liberman’s motion to force former employee Jesus Reyes to bring his claims alleging wage-and-hour violations in arbitration based on an agreement he signed before working for...
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