Tag Archives: Fourth Circuit

The Fourth Circuit Refuses to Enforce Arbitration Clause and Class Action Waiver in Employment Contracts

As we have previously written, several Supreme Court decisions have upheld, in various contexts, arbitration agreements that waive the right to assert claims on a class basis. See, e.g., AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 563 U.S. 333 (2011); American Express Corp. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, 570 U.S. 333 (2013); DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, 577 U.S. … Continue Reading

Fourth Circuit Expands ERISA Equitable Remedies

Editors’ Note:  This post is a joint submission to Baker’s Class Action Lawsuit Defense and Employment Class Action blogs. ERISA class action litigation differs in important respects from many other types of employment class actions, in part because of its unique remedial provisions and continuing issues involving the scope of recovery. In McCravy v. Metropolitan Life Insurance … Continue Reading