On April 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Lamps Plus, Inc., et. al. v. Varela, No 17-988. In a 5-4 opinion, the Court held that an ambiguous agreement cannot provide the requisite contractual basis to support a finding that the parties agreed to submit a dispute to class arbitration.
Ruling in a class action brought against Uber Technologies, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently held that the company’s arbitration clause could not be enforced because it was not “reasonably communicated” to its customers during the online contracting process. The decision is a stark reminder that great attention needs to
The implied false certification theory of liability under the False Claims Act (FCA) is premised on the notion that a person who does business with the federal government, by the very act of submitting a claim for payment, has impliedly certified compliance with the often numerous statutes, regulations, and contract terms that govern the contractual