Court Nixes Non-Appealability Clause in Arbitration Agreement

By Lori Phillips Generally speaking, arbitration is a matter of contract, and arbitration agreements must be enforced according to their terms. The Ninth Circuit recently issued a caveat, however. In In re Wal-Mart Wage & Hour Employment Practices Litigation, No. 11-17718 (9th Cir. Dec. 17, 2013), an issue of first impression, the Ninth Circuit held […]

Corruption Possible in RLA Special Adjustment Board

By Bill Wright The Railway Labor Act (“RLA”), applicable to railroads and certain other transportation systems, provides for resolution of grievances by special adjustment boards. Dissatisfied parties may appeal the decisions of an adjustment board to court, but only for a limited set of reasons that include “fraud or corruption” by a member of the […]