I first wrote about the NLRB's decision that pre-dispute arbitration agreements waiving the right to assert claims as part of a class action violated federal labor law in January 2012 (post). Back then, I thought it was prudent for employers to wait for the result of the the inevitable appeal that would follow before revising or throwing out their arbitration agreements containing class action waivers.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held recently that D.R. Horton's pre-dispute arbitration agreement requiring the builder and its employees to arbitrate disputes on an individual, non-class action basis did not violate the NLRA. The Court affirmed, however, the Board decision . . .
As discussed in this prior post, the Humane Society of the United States and a variety of other groups and individuals brought suit to permanently enjoin the slaughter of horses at two plants that had been granted Food Safety Inspection Service permits.
On November 1, 2013, after originally granting a temporary injunction staying operations at the plants, U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo denied the plaintiffs’ request for permanent injunction and dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice. A copy of the court’s Memorandum Opinion and Order can be downloaded here. Accordingly, the temporary injunction previously issued by the court expired, allowing horse slaughter operations to . . .