Hawaii Employment Law Decisions from January 3, 2016 to January 9, 2016 – Jeffrey S. Harris

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

District court properly granted employer's motion to compel arbitration because parties incorporated American Arbitration Association rules into their agreement and therefore agreed to arbitrate the question of arbitrability.  Roszak  v.U.S. Foodservice, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 514 (9th Cir. Jan. 6, 2016).

Note: We analyze cases to learn rules the courts will follow or disappoint us if they don't. Rules that the courts follow allow us to behave and provide explanations they accept. But competent advocates may limit the rules to the facts of the case where they are discussed, or expand rules by showing that differences in other cases are irrelevant.