Concepcion Changed Arbitration Game, E&Y Tells 9th Circ.

Law360, San Francisco (June 14, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT) -- Accounting giant Ernst & Young urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to require workers who brought a putative class action alleging overtime pay violations to arbitrate their claims, arguing that the Supreme Court’s 2011 decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion made their employee arbitration agreements enforceable.

Before the Concepcion ruling, Ernst & Young believed it would be impossible to ask the California federal court to compel arbitration, given that both the Ninth Circuit and the California Supreme Court had held that class-action waivers in employee arbitration agreements...
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