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Second Circuit Blasts Mass-Produced, “Mad-Libs-Style” ADA Title III Complaints And Affirms Dismissal Of Four Braille Gift Card Lawsuits

As we previously reported, from the end of 2019 through the first few months of 2020, a group of serial ADA plaintiffs barraged New York federal courts with over 200 boilerplate lawsuits alleging that retailers and other businesses violated the ADA and New York state and city laws by failing to offer for sale gift cards in Braille. In 2020, Judge [...]

Supreme Court Makes It Easier To Establish A Waiver Of Arbitration Through A Pursuit Of Litigation

On May 23, the Supreme Court resolved a circuit split in holding that the Federal Arbitration Act’s (FAA) “policy favoring arbitration” does not allow federal courts to create arbitration-specific federal procedural rules.1 Specifically, the Court took issue with the rule adopted by most federal circuits, under which waiver of an arbitration right required a showing of prejudice. Writing for a unanimous [...]