Class Action & Mass Torts

On May 16, 2024, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held that, when enforcing an arbitration clause subject to the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), if any party requests a stay, the district court lacks discretion to dismiss the underlying lawsuit. The high court’s ruling reverses the decision of the Ninth Circuit upholding dismissal, and resolves a

Duane Morris Takeaway: This week’s episode of the Class Action Weekly Wire features Duane Morris partner Jerry Maatman and associate Tyler Zmick with their discussion of significant appellate decisions issued by courts throughout 2023 and 2024. Check out today’s episode and subscribe to our show from your preferred podcast platform: Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts,

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Jennifer A. Riley, and Ryan T. Garippo Duane Morris Takeaways:  On May 15, 2024, in McDaniel, et al. v. Wisconsin Department of Corrections, No. 22-AP-1759, 2024 WL 2168148 (Wis. App. May 15, 2024), the Wisconsin Court of Appeals of held that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (“WDOC”) employees were not entitled