Broad Pacts Could Allow Class Arbitration, 5th Circ. Says
Law360, New York (March 18, 2016, 4:06 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday ruled that a broadly worded arbitration agreement allows arbitrators to decide whether class and collective actions are allowed under the particular agreement, affirming a district court decision in a wage-and-hour case involving a Texas-based management company.
The appellate panel found that an arbitration agreement between J&K Administrative Management Services Inc. and its employees featured broad language about what it covered, and therefore it was up to an arbitrator to decide if that expansive coverage allows for employees to bring class or collective claims to arbitration.
The decision stems from an arbitration proceeding in which a Texas...
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