Tag Archives: Arbitration

Motion to Compel Arbitration in Bankruptcy Court Denied (student loan debtor)

Court finds that former law student's claims for a determination that certain of her debts were discharged by operation of law because they are not student loans excluded from discharge under Bankruptcy Code Section 523(a)(8), and that the Defendants violated … Continue reading

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Arbitration Panel Finds Merrill Lynch Defamed Former Employee

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., a brokerage firm registered with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and investment adviser firm registered with Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”), as well as Merrill Lynch International Finance, Inc. (collectively, the “firms”), have been … Continue reading

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A broad arbitration clause may trump an "exclusion from arbitration" set out in the collective bargaining agreement's grievance procedure

A broad arbitration clause may trump an "exclusion from arbitration" set out in the collective bargaining agreement's grievance procedureOnondaga Community Coll. (Professional Adm'rs of Onondaga Community Coll. Fedn. of Teachers & Adm'rs), 2018 NY Slip Op 04878, Appellate Division, Fourth … Continue reading

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Employee's resignation after being found guilty of disciplinary charges forfeits his or her right to demand arbitration

Employee's resignation after being found guilty of disciplinary charges forfeits his or her right to demand arbitrationMatter of the Arbitration between Unit 8251, Local 842, CSEA v City of Troy, 169 AD2d 871 Under the terms of a Taylor Law agreement, … Continue reading

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Court Rejects Individual Pattern and Practice Claim and Enforces Arbitration Agreement in Discrimination Case

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Michael L. DeMarino Seyfarth Synopsis:  In the midst of a legal landscape that is seemingly pro-arbitration, employers should recognize that employees still have a few strategies to oppose arbitration or invalidate an arbitration agreement. … Continue reading

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