Supreme Court Confirms Contract Terms Control Who Decides If a Dispute Is Subject to Arbitration 

From Lexology, David W. Howenstine discusses a recent Supreme Court case in which the court said that the arbitration agreement can state who decides if an issue is subject to arbitration. David writes: In its decision, the Supreme Court adopted a strict application of the Federal Arbitration Act and rejected the so-called “wholly groundless” exception. The…

A Staffing Company’s Employee Arbitration Agreement Can Also Protect Its Clients 

From JDSupra, Jeffrey Cadle discusses a recent case in which the client of a staffing company was able to compel arbitration because of the language in the arbitration agreement between the staffing company and the worker. Jeffrey writes: Many companies require their employees to sign agreements to arbitrate any employment disputes, including claims for wages and overtime…

US: District court denies motion to compel arbitration because Defendant was a non-signatory to the relevant arbitration agreement and Plaintiff did not meet its burden in showing that it was acting as agent for one of the other signatories. 

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From Lexology, Laura Kelly and David Zaslowsky discuss a recent case in which a court denied a motion to compel arbitration because the defendant was not a signatory to the arbitration agreement and did now show it was an agent of the signatory. They write The court denied Sutherland’s motion to compel, reasoning that Sutherland had failed…