Supreme Court of the United States Archive

Federal Arbitration Act Trumps Class Actions: Arbitration Agreements Mean What They Say

The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 Decision authored by Justice Gorsuch recently found in favor of employer (not employee) rights when enforcing arbitration agreements. The Supreme Court ruled that employees could not ignore individual arbitration agreements and band together to challenge wage and hour or other labor law violations. The Court pointed out that […]

No Antitrust Immunity for Professional Licensing Boards

State licensing boards are not entitled to automatic immunity from antitrust laws, the nation’s highest court ruled in late February. Instead, state licensing boards can be held liable under antitrust laws to the same extent as private corporations for acts that unfairly restrict trade. New rule: state licensing boards enjoy automatic immunity from suit only […]