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Hayley H. Fritchie

Hayley H. Fritchie earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School. While in law school, she served as a managing editor for the Tulane Law Review. Hayley also worked as a legal intern for Innocence Project New Orleans.

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United States Supreme Court Says Courts Cannot Compel Classwide Arbitration Absent Affirmative Contractual Agreement

In a 5-4 decision authored by Chief Justice Roberts on April 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) precludes a court from compelling class arbitration when an agreement is ambiguous on the availability of such arbitration. Lamps Plus Inc. et al. v. Varela, No. 17-988, 587 U.S. ___ … Continue Reading