Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Angie Moriana

Case Movement

Case Details

  • Case Status: Pending
  • Docket Number: 20-1573
  • Category: Arbitration

Issue

Whether the Federal Arbitration Act requires enforcement of a bilateral arbitration agreement providing that an employee cannot raise representative claims, including under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

June 14, 2021

The Restaurant Law Center filed an amicus curiae brief in support of petitioner.

February 7, 2022

The Restaurant Law Center filed a brief in support of Petitioner. Restaurants in California are seeing an explosion of PAGA claims specifically because the California Supreme Court opened a back door to skirt recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and evade agreements to arbitrate. The Law Center is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to firmly and swiftly shut this back door for good. Unless it bridles the defiance to arbitration, the restaurant industry will continue to be inundated by PAGA claims and the often-unavoidable settlements chosen over the small chance of a devastating loss.