In the September 2013 edition of News Trax—published by the Auto Dealers Office Management Association (ADOMA)—you will find Christian Scali's article, titled Is your Red Flags Program up to date? In it he discusses the FTC's revised business guide on the Red Flags Identity Theft Rule, issued on June 12, 2013.
As those who read this blog regularly already know, courts have divided into two camps over the enforceability of contractual arbitration agreements. Both camps claim to have the same starting point: the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) public policy favoring arbitration, under which parties who contractually agree to arbitrate a dispute are absolutely bound to do so unless the agreement is clearly “unconscionable;” i.e., so unreasonable that it shocks the conscience.
Christian J. Scali will be speaking to National Association of Dealer Counsel members about the law concerning the enforceability of consumer arbitration agreements and best practices for drafting such agreements.
In a press release issued earlier this week (September 3, 2013), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stated that it has entered into a proposed consent decree with two franchised automobile dealerships for allegedly deceptive online advertising; one in the Cleveland area and the other in the Baltimore area.
Is exhaustion of administrative remedies mandatory or permissive?
Published on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 6:52am
Offered the granting of a wish, many employers—especially those who are about to fire someone—might wish that their employees could not easily sue them. In MacDonald v. State of California (2013 WL 5422792), the California Court of Appeal last week went some way toward making that wish come true.