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N.Y. Court Invalidates Unfiled Arbitration Agreements

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Friday, September 12, 2014 | 0

A divided New York appellate court on Thursday ruled that three California employers do not have to travel across the country to resolve disputes with their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The 1st Department of the New York Appellate Division on Tuesday said in a 5-2 decision that mandatory arbitration clauses included in agreements sent after National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh issued workers’ compensation policies are not enforceable because they were never filed with regulators in California. “We find that, in light of the strong policy under Califor...

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