Split U.S. Supreme Court: Federal Arbitration Act Preempts California Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a California rule established in Discover Bank v. Superior Court (113 P.3d 1100 [Cal. 2005]) that classifies most collective-arbitration waivers in consumer contracts as unconscionable, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled April...

U.S. Supreme Court Imposes Limits On Class Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the ability of people to combine forces and fight corporations together when they want to dispute contracts for cell phones, cable television and other services, a move consumer advocates called a crushing blow. In a 5-4 ideological split...