November 3, 2022. Appellate chair Glenn Chappell was quoted in a Law360 article about whether the Supreme Court should grant Coinbase, Inc.’s petition for review in a case raising questions about whether a district court must stay federal litigation during the appeal of the denial of a motion to compel arbitration. In Suski v. Coinbase, Inc. and Bielski v. Coinbase, Inc., Coinbase and one set of plaintiffs argue that the Supreme Court should grant the cryptocurrency company’s petition for certiorari. Plaintiff Abraham Bielski opposes the petition. Attorneys from Tycko & Zavareei LLP represent Mr. Bielski in his case against Coinbase, which was consolidated with the other plaintiffs’ case for purposes of the Supreme Court petition.
“The Ninth Circuit standard for obtaining a stay pending appeal is a faithful application of Supreme Court precedent, and it has stood for more than three decades without any indication of widespread impact in practice,” Mr. Chappell said. “The only litigants complaining about it are companies seeking to slow-roll litigation after their forced arbitration clauses have already been found unlawful in federal court.”