PLI’s “Securities Arbitration 2018” Seminar Provides Balance Between Practice and Overview
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The seminar, held at the Practising Law Institute in Manhattan on Wednesday, September 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., included six segments,

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Court Confirms — Arbitrator Was Right to Say Agreement Gives Case Some Class: Wells Fargo Advisors LLC v. Sappington
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By Jill I. Gross

An arbitrator’s ruling that an arbitration agreement permits class arbitration does not exceed his powers or manifestly disregard the law,

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An Ignored Email Arbitration Agreement May Be Enforceable: Gupta vs. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC
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By James L. Komie

While an employee’s silence in the face of an email from his employer purporting to impose an arbitration requirement may be deemed binding acceptance,

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Stay Pending Arbitration Stalls Related Litigation Against Different Defendants: LaGrasso v. The Prudential Ins. Co., of America
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By Christopher G. Lazarini

Where non-arbitrable issues are intertwined with arbitrable issues, such as where the same operative facts and same claims exist in both proceedings,

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An Epic Precedent Entails Enforcing a Class Action Waiver in an Employment Dispute: Lavar v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC
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By Christopher G. Lazarini

*Class action waivers in employment agreements are enforceable. **FINRA Rule 13204’s prohibition against compelling a member of a certified or putative class to arbitrate may be contractually waived.

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Does Fraudulently Induced Account Agreement Nullify an Arbitration Clause Within?: Curtis v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
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By Jill I. Gross

* When a party to a purported arbitration agreement claims that the container agreement as a whole was fraudulently induced,

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