11th Circuit Upholds Class Arbitration Of Wireless Early Termination Fees

ATLANTA - The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 12 denied a wireless company's request to vacate two arbitration awards, one finding that an arbitration clause permitted class litigation and the other certifying the class, finding that both were permitted under the standard set forth in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter (569 U.S. __, 133 S. Ct. 2064, __ L.Ed.2d __ $(2013$)) (Southern Communications Services, Inc., d.b.a. SouthernLINC Wireless v. Derek Thomas, et al., No. 11-15587, 11th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 14121).

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