Cruz v. Cingular Wireless, LLC, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 16811 (August 11, 2011)

Cruz v. Cingular Wireless, LLC, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 16811 (August 11, 2011)

LexisNexis Overview: Florida public policy that would invalidate waivers of class actions in cell phone customers' contracts was an obstacle to the Federal Arbitration Act's objective of enforcing arbitration agreements according to their terms, and was preempted; compelling individual arbitration was affirmed.

Counsel: For Lourdes Cruz, Appellant: Frank Paul Bland, Jr., Public Justice, P.C., WASHINGTON, DC.

For Curtis Smith, Appellant: Scott Wm Weinstein, Morgan & Morgan, P.A., Fort Myers, FL; Leslie A. Bailey, Public Justice, P.C., OAKLAND, CA; Amy Radon, Public Justice, P.C., WASHINGTON, DC.

For Cingular Wireless, LLC, Appellee: Evan M. Tager, Mayer Brown, LLP, WASHINGTON, DC; Jack Wilson, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, JACKSON, MS; Archis Ashok Parasharami, Mayer Brown LLP, WASHINGTON, DC; John J. Shahady, Adorno & Yoss, LLP, FT LAUDERDALE, FL.

For AARP, Amicus: Deborah M. Zuckerman, AARP Foundation Litigation, Washington, DC.

For Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Amicus: David L. Balser, McKenna, Long & Aldridge, LLP, ATLANTA, GA.

Judges: Before MARCUS, FAY and ANDERSON, Circuit Judges.

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