Robinson Bradshaw

Author: Andrew Wagner

Supreme Court Requires Unambiguous Consent to Class Arbitration

Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court held in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, No. 17-988 (April 24, 2019) that an ambiguous agreement cannot authorize class arbitration. The 5-4 decision split along ideological lines, with Chief Justice Roberts writing for the Court’s conservative majority. Per Roberts’ opinion, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires both parties to an […]

Follow Up – Class Counsel Granted $20.4 Million Attorneys’ Fee Award in Dish Network Telemarketing Case

In a December order, Judge Eagles awarded $20.4 million in attorneys’ fees to Class Counsel in Krakauer v. Dish Network. The motion for fees was unchallenged by Dish Network, and all but a handful of the 18,000 class members approved of the amount. The facts of Krakauer are familiar to longtime readers of Class Actions […]