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SCOTUScast 6-15-09 featuring Samuel Estreicher

14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett

June 15, 2009

Samuel Estreicher

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 SCOTUScast 6-15-09 featuring Samuel Estreicher - MP3
Running Time: 00:08:12

On Wednesday, April 1, the Supreme Court announced its decision in 14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett. In this case, the Supreme Court considered whether an arbitration clause in a union-negotiated collective bargaining agreement clearly waiving an employee’s right to a judicial forum for statutory discrimination claims is enforceable. In a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Thomas, the Court held that such a provision clearly and unmistakably requiring a union member to arbitrate his statutory discrimination claims is enforceable as a matter of federal law, thus reversing the Second Circuit decision below. NYU Law Professor Samuel Estreicher discusses the decision.

 

Oral Argument - December 1, 2008:
http://www.supremecourtus.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/07-581.pdf

 

Decision - April 1, 2009:
http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/08pdf/07-581.pdf


 

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