Author Archives: James C. Wright

WHICH COMES FIRST – THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG?

In just another of a long line of labor and employment related decisions issued recently, the U.S. Supreme Court provided some guidance — and a strong warning — to those seeking to invalidate arbitration agreements. Highlighting the importance of procedural nuances and the careful framing of the argument and issues, the Court in Rent-A-Center v. Jackson addressed the issue of whether a “district court may decide a claim that an arbitration agreement is unconscionable, where the agreement explicitly assigns that decision to the arbitrator.”

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PROPOSED NEW WV RULES OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE SPOTLIGHT WV HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICE

Last week, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals unveiled its much-anticipated revisions to the Rules of Appellate Procedure, and in the process announced ten seminars – open to the public – detailing the proposed rule changes. A list of those meetings and additional information about the proposed rules can be found in the Supreme Court of Appeals’ press release on the matter here: http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca/press/may17_10.pdf

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