By Robert Milligan and Grace Chuchla
There are not many issues that the United States Supreme Court can unanimously resolve in five short pages.
The preeminence of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) is apparently one such issue, as the Supreme Court recently illustrated in its November 26 per curium opinion in Nitro-Lift Technologies LLC v. Howard, 568 U.S. __ (November … Continue Reading
By Rebecca Woods
The Oklahoma Supreme Court recenty held that noncompete agreements are reviewable by a court, even if the agreement contains an arbitration clause and there is no claim as to the validity or enforceability of the arbitration clause. The Howard ruling is consistent with prior rulings by the court that evidence a hostility to the U.S. Supreme Court’s … Continue Reading
By Rina Wang, summer associate, and Timothy B. Nelson
The California Court of Appeal recently addressed the issue of the interpretation of arbitration clauses in the context of claims for misappropriation of trade secrets in the case of Valentine Capital Asset Management, Inc. v. Agahi, 174 Cal.App.4th 606 (1st Dist. 2009).
In Valentine, respondent John Valentine was the founder and president … Continue Reading