B. Riley FBR, Inc. f/k/a B. Riley & Co., LLC v. Clarke
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By Samuel B. Edwards

Court grants in part and denies in part a motion to dismiss, specifically finding that the plaintiff had pled fraud with sufficient particularity to survive dismissal,

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Coit Capital Securities, LLC v. Turbine Asset Holdings, LLC
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By David C. Franceski, Jr.

Counterclaims in a breach of contract action, which are not purely defensive in nature, but seek an affirmative declaration that Letter Agreements at issue are void and unenforceable,

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More on the Whistleblower Improvement Act, and Another Anti-Arbitration Bill is Introduced
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

We briefly mentioned in SAA 2019-37 (Sep. 25) that the bipartisan Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act had been introduced in the Senate.

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Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. v. Adkins
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By Christopher G. Lazarini

*A temporary restraining order preserves the status quo pending a reasoned resolution of the dispute. **The four factors considered when temporary injunctive relief is requested – likelihood of success on the merits,

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Unanimous California Supreme Court: Employee Covered by an Arbitration Agreement Can’t Use PAGA to Recover Unpaid Wages
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

An employee’s claim for unpaid wages brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act must proceed to arbitration,

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Poor Henry Schein. After Seven Years, Still No Arbitration, Even After SCOTUS Victory Earlier this Year
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Evaluating the parties predispute arbitration agreement (“PDAA”) for delegation of arbitrability after remand from SCOTUS earlier this year,

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