CALIFORNIA: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Split Decision Partially Upholding AB 51 Anti-Arbitration Law
On September 15, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a split decision partially upholding California’s AB 51, the Anti-Arbitration Law. The Court struck down the criminal penalties but said the law’s restrictions on entering into arbitration waivers of state law claims could be enforced, despite clear Supreme Court authority to the contrary and rulings in other circuits. There is a strong dissenting opinion and this case is likely going to go to the next level. HCAOA will keep members in California updated on this case.
Click here to read the Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California filed September 15.