SIERRA V. OAKLEY
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
The RLC joined two briefs in nearly identical cases asking the Ninth Circuit to affirm the decisions below that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts California courts from prohibiting arbitration of Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims and allows employers to require that such actions be settled on an individual, rather than a class, basis. The enforcement of arbitration agreements allows all parties to quickly resolve disputes in a manner that is less adversarial than litigation.
The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded the case to the district court.
Procedural History and Case Documents:
- Oral arguments heard June 2015
- Ninth Circuit Decision February 2016