5th Circuit to consider class-action waivers outside of arbitration agreements

September 27, 2016 By Robert Iafolla
Thomson Reuters News Agency

A federal appeals court on Wednesday will consider whether class-action waivers signed by workers are enforceable even when they are not part of arbitration agreements.

At oral argument at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, two companies - Convergys Corp, a call center operator represented by Frost Brown Todd, and LogistiCare Solutions, a medical transport firm represented by Ford Harrison - will challenge National Labor Relations Board rulings that invalidated their stand-alone class-action waivers.

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