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Challenges to Arbitration Agreements Won't End After SCOTUS Ruling, Attorney Comments


Wendy McGuire Coats of the San Francisco Office was quoted in the Reuters article “Challenges to Arbitration Agreements Won't End After SCOTUS Ruling, Say Experts”. This article reviews the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that class-action waivers in employee arbitration agreements are, in fact, valid. Wendy said that in the past, previous challenges to such agreements ended up making them stronger. Due to various court rulings, employees have simplified their agreements and started using plain English as opposed to the typical legal jargon which gives workers more time to review agreements. “These agreements are much better than they were 20 years ago,” she said. “Today, they are the size of a receipt.” The Supreme Court’s decision means that employees that sign arbitration agreements are unable to fight alleged violations in a group and must do so individually. Due to their size and scope, Wendy explained that “large employers are the people who are most worried about class actions.”

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