Topic: Arbitration

Locke Lord’s Brian T. Casey, Partner from the Atlanta Office and Aaron Igdalsky, Associate from the Hartford Office author “CFPB’s Arbitration Ban Could Affect Insurance Products” for Law360 on May 31, 2016

Locke Lord’s Brian T. Casey, Partner from the Atlanta Office and Aaron Igdalsky, Associate from the Hartford Office author “CFPB’s Arbitration Ban Could Affect Insurance Products” for Law360 on May 31, 2016.

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Massachusetts High Court Rules That Federal Arbitration Act Applies to Contracts Involving Interstate Commerce

In a decision that has implications for reinsurance, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court last week decided that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts the Massachusetts Arbitration Act where the relevant contract involves interstate commerce. The decision is McInnes v. LPL Financial, LLC, et al., No. SJC-11356 (Aug. 12, 2013), and is available at the court’s website

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Class Waiver Provisions in Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable, Regardless of Arbitration Costs to Individual Plaintiff, Says United States Supreme Court.

A recent decision by the United States Supreme Court in American Express Co. et al. v. Italian Colors Restaurant et al., __ U.S. __ (June 20, 2013) marks a victory for many seeking to minimize their class action exposure through execution of arbitration agreements with consumers or employees. 

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