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October 3 Digest

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Wells Fargo CEO, Facing Senate, Resists Call to End Forced Arbitration

Wells Fargo & Co. chief executive Tim Sloan defended the bank's use of mandatory arbitration as he appeared on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, drawing stiff criticism from Senate Democrats who are resisting a Republican effort to repeal a new regulation that bars the financial industry from forcing consumers to waive their right to file class actions. A Sidley Austin team helped prepare Sloan for the congressional hearing.
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Justices Show Their Colors in SCOTUS Gerrymandering Case

In a case that could end extreme gerrymandering, Justice Anthony Kennedy is seen as the swing vote, a role he often plays. Other justices also assumed their customary roles during the closely watched argument.
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Will the Supreme Court Sacrifice Workers' Rights to Arbitration?

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard what may be the most important workers' rights cases in over 80 years. The employers' arguments dismiss the National Labor Relations Board, gut the labor laws, and falsely make eliminating class actions the "core" of the Federal Arbitration Act. Their implications, moreover, are staggering.
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