In Mancuso v. MDG USA Inc., the Third Circuit Court of Appeals considered defendant MDG’s appeal of an order denying its motion to compel arbitration of the plaintiff’s lawsuit alleging violations of state and federal fair credit laws. The plaintiff purchased a laptop computer from MDG and signed a financing agreement requiring monthly payments on

Introduction: Commercial Enterprise and Its Commercial Purpose

The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (“Act”), and the amended Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (“New Act”), are the go-to sources of reference for consumer disputes and conflicts. The Section 2(1)(d) of the Act and Section 2(7) of the New Act both define who “is” and “is not” a “consumer”.

Dana Jennings and Joseph Furlong each bought a car from Carvana, a nationwide online used car dealer. On the day of their purchases, each signed three separate documents: a “retail purchasing agreement,” a “retail installment sales contract,” and an arbitration agreement.
The purchasers filed a class action lawsuit against Carvana alleging that Carvana breached a

Tracy White’s $790,000 jury verdict on her hostile-work-environment claim was reversed because evidence of harassment of other employees (#MeToo evidence) cannot be used to prove that her work environment was impermissibly hostile. White v. State of Iowa (Iowa 04/12/2024) [PDF] The opinion in this case describes a long series of unpleasant events that

The Federal Arbitration Act exempts “contracts of employment of seamen, railroad employees, or any other class of workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce,” so those folks are not required to arbitrate their claims.The latest US Supreme Court case involved two men who owned the rights to distribute baked goods produced and distributed nationwide by

Baker McKenzie has launched the Arbitration Bill Progress Tracker, hosted on Global Arbitration News. The Tracker provides an overview of the Arbitration Bill, a guide to the key proposed changes and implications if the Bill is passed, and maps out the Bill’s progress, which will be updated regularly.The UK government asked the Law Commission to

In Mr. Milind Patel v. Union Bank of India & Ors.[1] (“Judgment”), the Division Bench of the Bombay High Court (“Court”) has inter alia held that lenders/ banks seeking to invoke the Reserve Bank of India, Master Circular on Wilful Defaulters (“Master Circular”) for declaring entities and/ or persons as wilful defaulters, must supply

Conti 11. Container Schiffarts-GMBH & Co. KG M.S. v. MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A., 91 F.4th 789 (5th Cir. 2024)[1]

Factual Background

In November 2000, Mediterranean Shipping Company (“MSC”), a Swiss corporation based in Geneva, chartered M/V FLAMINIA, a cargo vessel, from Conti, a German corporation. The charter agreement required all disputes arising thereunder