1st_Circuit_seal.pngBy Lynn Kappelman and Anthony Califano

In Awuah, et al. v. Coverall North America, Inc., No. 12-1301 (1st Cir. Dec. 27, 2012), the First Circuit reversed a district court’s ruling and ordered arbitration of workplace disputes for certain franchisees even though they had not signed, received, or reviewed an arbitration agreement. The First Circuit found

gavel.jpgBy Jennifer Riley and David Ross

Many thought that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 131 S.Ct. 1740 (2011), and CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood, 132 S.Ct. 665 (2012), had firmly established that private arbitration agreements with class action waivers were enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). However