Class Actions, Arbitrations May Hinge On Scalia Replacement

By Vin Gurrieri (February 16, 2016, 11:47 PM EST) -- The sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia has touched off a fierce ideological battle over President Obama's potential nominee to fill the seat, with employment attorneys saying a more left-leaning justice could flip the court's internal dynamics on key issues like class actions and arbitration agreements.

Justice Scalia, a conservative stalwart on the court during his nearly three-decade tenure, was a driving force behind numerous rulings that touched on employment-related issues, many of which left a significant impact on the employment law landscape.

But if a more liberal justice takes over Scalia's seat, experts say, the court could take a different...

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