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High Court Stays Out Of Spat Over Wage Action Arbatrability

Law360, Houston (June 16, 2016, 7:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Thursday to get involved with a Fifth Circuit ruling from March that held a broadly worded arbitration agreement allowed the arbitrator to decide whether a group of employees alleging unpaid overtime can bring class and collective actions under their agreement.

A Fifth Circuit panel had held that the broad wording in an arbitration agreement between J&K Administrative Management Services Inc. and its employees meant it was up to an arbitrator, and not the court, to decide if the agreement's expansive coverage allows for employees to bring class or collective claims to arbitration. The high court denied...

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