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Sidebar Issue 127 | June 2021

Employer Mistakes in Enforcing Arbitration Agreements

Many employers throughout California have conditioned their employment agreements on a requirement to resolve any and all conflicts through binding arbitration. Binding Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution method that puts the power of resolution into the hands of a neutral arbitrator, rather than a jury.

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By:  Caleb A. Miller

To Demur or Not To Demur: That is the Question

One of the most pervasive problems in litigation as the defendant is getting early consideration on the merits of the case to mitigate the inherent costs embedded in protracted litigation. Once a complaint is filed and served, it can take months before there is a single substantive hearing that allows an innocent (or even a culpable) defendant to present any part of the defendant’s case.

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By:  Brian D. Walters

Featured Settlement: Stewart, et al. v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., et al.

On April 22, 2021, defendant Kaiser Permanente agreed to the terms of a $11.5 million settlement to resolve a class action claim brought by African American Kaiser employees who were alleging issues including being underpaid, underpromoted, underpromoted.

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