Supreme Court Upholds AT&T's Contract Clause Prohibiting Class-Wide Arbitration

On April 27, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued an important decision upholding an arbitration clause barring class-wide arbitration. The decision has important implications for telecommunications and other consumer contracts, including website terms and conditions. In AT&T Mobility...

Conceiving of the End of Class Arbitration: Supreme Court's Action in AT&T Mobility

By John E. Porter and Ronald M. Oster In AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion (2011), a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the FAA preempted CA's Discover Bank rule, which held waivers of class arbitration in consumer contracts unconscionable and unenforceable. The FAA prohibits states from conditioning...