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Civil Procedure Keyed to Yeazell
Floss v. Ryan’s Family Steak Houses, Inc
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Plaintiffs attempted to sue their former employer, the Defendant. However, when applying for employment with the Defendant, both Plaintiffs had signed a form indicating they would arbitrate all employment-related disputes. Defendant filed a motion to compel arbitration. Finding no valid arbitration agreement, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee refused to require Daniels to arbitrate his claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In contrast, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky found that Floss was required to arbitrate her dispute and could thus not pursue her claim under the FLSA in federal court. Defendant then appealed the district court’s refusal to require Daniels to arbitrate his ADA claim. Similarly, Floss appealed the district court’s order requiring her to submit her FLSA claim to arbitration.
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