WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) A California appellate panel erred when it refused to enforce an arbitration clause contained in a cable provider’s customer agreement, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning, finding that the appellate...
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
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...
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...