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Friday, February 29, 2008

Week In Review (February 29, 2008)

Most Popular Federal Law Article

[url=“”>Supreme Court Holds that FAA Overrides Conflicting State Law Jurisdictional Provision.</A>
Citing the national policy favoring arbitration established in the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and Southland Corp. v. Keating, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the contractual agreement to arbitrate disputes preempts contrary state law frameworks. Writing for the Court in Preston v. Ferrer, decided on February 20, 2008, Justice Ginsberg held that the FAA overrides state laws that would lodge primary jurisdiction in another forum beside arbitration, regardless of whether that forum is judicial or administrative.
Located On: Ford & Harrison LLP

Most Popular State Law Article

<a >Employers May Fire Employees for Marijuana Use Despite California’s Compassionate Use Act.</A>
A recent ruling by the California Supreme Court in Ross v. RagingWire Telecommunications, Inc. makes clear that California’s Compassionate Use Act of 1996, a passed voter initiative which provides a person using marijuana for medicinal purposes with a defense to certain state criminal charges, does not prohibit an employer from firing an employee for marijuana use.
Located On: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.

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Posted by Patrick Della Valle on 02/29 at 10:16 AM
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