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USC Workers Tell Justices to Pass on Retirement Fee Case

Jan. 2, 2019, 12:25 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court shouldn’t hear a case asking whether the University of Southern California can use arbitration agreements to avoid a class action over its retirement plan, university workers said.

The appeals court decision favoring the workers was based on a sound reading of the relevant arbitration agreements and wasn’t in conflict with any Supreme Court or federal appeals court opinions, the workers said in their Dec. 31 opposition to the school’s request for Supreme Court review.

The decision USC is appealing—which rejected the school’s bid to force arbitration—marked the first time the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

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