5th Circ. Enforces Arbitration Deal Despite Rights Clause

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 7:02 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit said Tuesday that an oil-drilling company could require arbitration of an age discrimination dispute, even if the worker making the claims signed an agreement in which the employer promised not to restrict any of his federal or state rights.

In a published opinion, the circuit court overturned a lower court's ruling denying Nabors Drilling USA LP's motion to compel arbitration of a dispute brought by former employee Gary Klein, who alleged that he was fired because of his age. At the heart of...
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