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June 26, 2014

In The News Today – June 26, 2014

The California Supreme Court’s decision this week in Arshavir Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles was supportive of employer arbitration agreements, “but left open a door for plaintiffs attorneys looking to keep their claims in court.” The justices ruled federal law favoring arbitration supersedes the California court’s “right to decide whether to enforce an arbitration agreement” — but also ruled that the “right to initiate state Labor Code actions under the Private Attorney Generals Act can’t be waived.” (Litigation Daily)

The NFL reportedly agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge “questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.” (New York Times)

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