Continuing its warm embrace of arbitration and its disdain for class actions, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that agreements between companies and their customers can prohibit class action arbitration, even if that makes it harder for plaintiffs to vindicate their claims.
An arbitrator has ruled that Live Nation didn't breach an agreement to license Eventim's ticketing software. Eventim, which was represented by Weil Gotshal & Manges, sought $920 million in licensing fees from Live Nation, which was defended by Latham & Watkins.
A San Francisco federal judge ruled this week that Jon King must arbitrate the explosive claims against Michael Hausfeld and Hausfeld LLP that he first raised in a wrongful termination suit in January. But King said the ruling won't keep him quiet.
Brad Karp and his partners at Paul Weiss undoubtedly bill top dollar for their work on behalf of client Citigroup Inc. But in Citi's multibillion-dollar wrangle with the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, the legal fees must be feeling like a bargain for the bank.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday continued its extensive exploration of class action litigation, handing a rare victory to plaintiffs in one case while hearing arguments in another that could come down on the side of defendants.
Justices of the Supreme Court may do a double-take when they see who's arguing before them on which side of the class action divide in the arbitration case American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant.
More Fallout from Ruling on Recess Appointments as D.R. Horton Challenges Decision on Class Action Waivers
The D.C. Circuit shook up both Washington and Wall Street when it invalidated President Obama's recess appointments of three NLRB members. Now D.R. Horton, a company that's been tangling with the NLRB in a key case dealing with employer arbitration agreements, wants the court's reasoning extended to a fourth NLRB member who was appointed nearly three years ago.
The win for Hank Greenberg's company in a Hong Kong arbitration against China MediaExpress also bodes well for Starr and its lawyers at Boies Schiller in a separate U.S. securities fraud suit against CME.