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Class-less? An Analysis of the California Supreme Court’s Denial of Employers’ Right to Use Class Arbitration Waivers in Employment Agreements in Gentry v. Superior Court | Author: Michael B. Cooper

Class-less? An Analysis of the California Supreme Court’s Denial of Employers’ Right to Use Class Arbitration Waivers in Employment Agreements in Gentry v. Superior Court | Author: Michael B. Cooper

This case note will provide a detailed evaluation and prediction of the landscape remaining in a post-Gentry California and the cases to follow in that vein. Part II will present a brief overview of arbitration agreements, class arbitration waivers and relevant statutes within the California Labor Code. In Part III, the essential facts behind Gentry will be set forth as a means to illustrate the basis from which the California Supreme Court reached their recent conclusion. Part IV examines the opinions of both the Court’s majority and dissenting Justices. Part V will attempt to synthesize what ramifications Gentry may have in California on employment contracts, public policymaking and the state judicial system. Finally, Part VI concludes this case note.

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