24 Hour Fitness Instructors Must Arbitrate Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (November 22, 2013, 6:44 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday agreed to send to arbitration a putative class action alleging 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc. failed to pay its instructors overtime, ruling that the company’s mandatory arbitration policy barring class actions was valid.

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila rejected the plaintiffs' claim that a California Supreme Court decision allowing some arbitration agreements with class action waivers to be invalidated still applied because a U.S. Supreme Court decision did not explicitly overturn it.  According to the district court, the Supreme Court’s opinion...
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