In the News Today - December 4, 2013

December 04, 2013

An appeals court has overturned a National Labor Relations Board decision that prevented employers from including arbitration agreements in employee contracts. In its ruling, the panel found the NLRB did not give proper weight to the Federal Arbitration Act. Wall Street Journal ($)

A federal appeals panel ruled that a lawsuit filed by the Mississippi Attorney General against six credit card companies belongs in state court instead of federal court. Associated Press

AT&T agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that accused it of improperly billing the government. Washington Post

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case of an airline canceling a frequent flier’s membership. A lower court dismissed the suit after finding that most of the claims were preempted by the Airline Deregulation Act, but it was reinstated by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. National Law Journal ($)