04/27/2011 09:08:00 AM EST
AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 2011 U.S. LEXIS 3367 (April 27, 2011)
LexisNexis Overview: Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempted a
California rule under which class arbitration waivers in consumer contracts
were held unconscionable under certain circumstances; the California rule could
not be applied under the 9 U.S.C.S. § 2 saving clause. Requiring the
availability of class arbitration was inconsistent with the FAA.
Counsel: Andrew J. Pincus argued the cause for petitioner.
Deepak Gupta argued the cause
J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and KENNEDY, THOMAS,
and ALITO, JJ., joined. THOMAS, J., filed a concurring opinion. BREYER, J.,
filed a dissenting opinion, in which GINSBURG, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN, JJ.,
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