Epic Systems, Inc. v. Lewis Documents 9-29-16

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Deborah J. La Fetra

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Debbie grew up in an economically-striving lower-middle class family and was the first to get a college degree. Watching and learning from her exceptionally hard-working father, and with the support … ›

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By Deborah J. La Fetra

A victory for freedom of contract

In the federal statute heavyweight championship bout between the 1925 Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and the New Deal’s 1935 National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Supreme Court today declared a winner: The Federal Arbitration Act by a knockout!

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By Deborah J. La Fetra

Freedom of contract at stake in a Supreme Court trio

In January, the Supreme Court granted certiorari and consolidated three cases to decide whether the National Labor Relations Act, which protects workers’ rights to engage in “concerted activities” for their mutual benefit, trumps the Federal Arbitration Act’s protection of the freedom of contract that allows employers and employees to agree to resolve their workplace disputes in individual arbitration (meaning: no class actions) Today, in Epic Systems Corp v Lewis, PLF filed an amicus brief supporting the freedom of contract

PLF argues that while federal law places some substantive limits on the ability of adults

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — January 14, 2017

  • Supreme Court grants cert in WOTUS rule case
  • Supreme Court grants review in freedom of contract case
  • Economic liberty case argued at Oregon Supreme Court
  • Warning over manatee listing
  • Brief filed in mobile home park extortion case
  • Non-native wolves are not endangered 
  • Support for hair braiders
  • Alaskan wetland case filings
  • Amicus brief in Drakes Bay case against California Coastal Commission
  • Should courts defer to an agency opinion letter interpreting a regulation that interprets a statute?
  • Supreme Court denies review in wetlands-by-proxy case

Supreme Court grants cert in WOTUS rule case

The Supreme Court granted our writ of certiorari in National Association of Homebuilders v Department of Defense, a case challenging the

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