Friday, December 09, 2005

Supreme Court Lets Stand Appellate Ruling That Ryan's Arbitration Pact Unenforceable

BNA's Class Action Litigation Report (Volume 06 Number 23, Dec. 9, 2005) has an article today discussing Ryan's Family Steak Houses Inc. v. Walker, U.S., No. 04-1672, cert. denied 11/28/05. By denying certiorari, the Court let stand an appeals court decision that Ryan's Family Steak House Inc. cannot enforce an arbitration agreement contained in its job application forms. "The restaurant chain had asked the high court to review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit's March decision that the arbitration agreement was unenforceable for multiple reasons and that current and former employees could proceed with a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action alleging overtime and minimum wage violations (400 F.3d 370, 10 WH Cases2d 609)."

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