California Supreme Court: Federal Arbitration Act Preempts State Consumer Protection Statute’s Waiver Bar

August 18, 2015

This month, the California Supreme Court decided Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., LLC, ___ P.3d ___, 2015 WL 4605381 (2015), wherein it held that the anti-waiver provision of California’s consumer protection statute is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). Id. at 15. The case involved a car purchaser who filed a putative class action […] Read More

CFPB Report Reveals Truth About Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

March 24, 2015

Have you ever heard of a mandatory arbitration clause? You’ve probably agreed to one. In fact, if you listen to music online, use a cell phone, pay with a credit card, or work for a large employer, you’re probably bound to several at this very moment. But if you’re like most consumers and employees, a […] Read More

America’s Expanding Waistline: Should Overweight Passengers Be Forced To Buy Two Seats?

April 30, 2013

With America’s belt line expanding, airlines are finding that they have to begin going into that grey area that surrounds those who are considered ‘customers of size’. While most airlines have policies in place regarding the treatment and protocol of those with a larger waistline, only recently have these policies become more prominent with the […] Read More