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Supreme Court to decide whether employers can prohibit groups of workers from suing, and other cases

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Justices also take up case on time limits for the SEC to require firms, individuals to ‘disgorge’ ill-gotten gains

By Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin | The Wall Street Journal

The Supreme Court said Friday it would decide whether employers can prohibit groups of workers from suing over labor disputes by requiring each employee to submit individual claims through private arbitration.

The case was one of 13 new matters the justices added to their docket, breaking with a months-long pattern in which the court—operating with an open seat that leaves it more vulnerable to tie votes—has generally accepted few new cases for review. Among the other new cases is one examining the powers of the Securities and Exchange Commission to relax time limits for requiring money managers and others to forfeit ill-gotten gains from fraudulent conduct.

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