Public Citizen in the Supreme Court

Public Citizen is co-counsel for the respondent in the following case, which is scheduled for argument on October 29:

Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela

On whether the court of appeals erred in construing the arbitration agreement at issue in this case to authorize class arbitration, among other issues.

 

Home Depot USA v. Jackson

On whether the removal provision of the Class Action Fairness Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1453, allows a party that is not a defendant as this Court construed that term in Shamrock Oil & Gas Corp. v. Sheets , 313 U.S. 100 (1941), to remove class counterclaims asserted by the defendant in a state-court action.

 
Public Citizen is also involved as amicus curiae in several cases currently before the Supreme Court:
 

Frank v. Gaos

On whether and when a class-action settlement that provides compensatory relief through cy pres distribution is “fair, adequate, and reasonable” under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(e).

Public Citizen filed an amicus brief in support of the respondent.

New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira

On whether the Federal Arbitration Act requires that the issue of the Act’s applicability to a contract be arbitrated when the contract’s arbitration provision contains a clause delegating questions of “arbitrability” to an arbitrator.

Public Citizen filed an amicus brief in support of the respondent.

Henry Schein, Inc. v.  Archer and White Sales, Inc.

On whether the Federal Arbitration Act requires a court to compel arbitration of an issue of arbitrability when the assertion that the dispute before the court is subject to arbitration is wholly groundless.

Public Citizen filed an amicus brief in support of the respondent.