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federal district court decisions

District Court Certifies for Appeal Whether FAA is Constitutional

In Youssofi v. Credit One Financial, No. 15-CV-1764-AJB-RBB (S.D. Cal. Oct. 28, 2016), a federal district court granted the plaintiff’s motion to certify for immediate, interlocutory appeal whether application of the FAA, without a heightened, knowing, voluntary waiver standard, violates the plaintiff’s First Amendment right to . . .

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US Supreme Court decisions

Supreme Court: Parties Can Agree To Pre-Revolutionary Russian Law, or Tibetan Law in Their Arbitration Agreements, But Not California Law (DirecTV v. Imburgia)

Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in DirecTV v. Imburgia (click here for a copy of the decision).  It is no surprise: the majority disdains arbitration decisions from California and views them as inherently questionable.  Six Justices voted to reverse the California decisions below, . . .