Concepcion Doesn't Nix Class Waiver Bar, Calif. Justices Told
Law360, Los Angeles (April 3, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT) -- Limo driver Arshavir Iskanian on Thursday urged the California Supreme Court to overturn an appellate court’s ruling that an employment contract required his putative wage-and-hour class action to be arbitrated individually, saying the U.S. Supreme Court's 2011 Concepcion decision doesn’t overrule state law barring many class waivers.
During oral arguments in Los Angeles, Glenn A. Danas of Capstone Law APC, representing the former CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC driver, urged the state's high court to overturn the appeals court's 2012 ruling that compelled individual arbitration of Iskanian's claims because he had signed an arbitration agreement containing a class action waiver.
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