The American Arbitration Association

  • Trucking Co. Customer Reps Win Back Overtime

    … by a single employee, Barbara Flores. She filed her overtime suit in April 2014. Swift challenged the class action and claimed that many of its customer service representatives had signed arbitration agreements in which they gave up their right to sue. Even though the costs were far higher, Swift elected to force many of the employees…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • Ameriprise Financial Loses Battle with Two Former Brokers

    … From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: An effort to repossess stock awards from two advisers not only failed but produced costly consequences for Ameriprise Financial. In March, FINRA arbitration panels awarded the two advisers with more than $500,000 for Ameriprise’s alleged misconduct including unfair trade practices and breach…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 14 readers -
  • What is Arbitration?

    … to court but must instead have the dispute resolved by a private third dispute resolution company. The most well known arbitration company is the American Arbitration Association (AAA) but there are other less known ones like JAMS. The initial intent of arbitration was to provide an expedited forum for resolving disputes free from the expense…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 38 readers -
  • First Command Fights Pay Claim

    … of his own. He alleged that First Command is holding $767,000 in deferred compensation. First Command has taken it one step further by trying to bifurcate the rep’s deferred-pay claim to another forum, the American Arbitration Association. While this move is unusual, a similar situation did play out in 2009 when Merrill Lynch merged with Bank…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 15 readers -
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