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Supreme Court Upholds AT&T's Contract Clause Prohibiting Class-Wide Arbitration
Posted on 13 May 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

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... Read More

Split U.S. Supreme Court: Federal Arbitration Act Preempts California Rule
Posted on 27 Apr 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

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... Read More

Dish, EchoStar To Pay $500 Million TiVo Settlement
Posted on 3 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Satellite broadcaster Dish Network Corp. and set-top box supplier EchoStar Corp. will pay TiVo Inc. $500 million to settle a patent lawsuit over digital video recorder technology, the companies said Monday. The settlement is one of the... Read More

Supreme Court Says Telephone Companies Must Give Access
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court says large telephone companies have to provide their competitors discounted access to their network. The high court on Thursday unanimously ruled for Talk America, Inc. in its battle to make AT&T give it cost... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Imposes Limits On Class Actions
Posted on 28 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Judge OKs iPhone Class Action Against Apple, AT&T
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. - (AP) A federal judge says a monopoly abuse lawsuit against Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc.'s mobile phone unit can move forward as a class action. The lawsuit consolidates several filed by iPhone buyers starting in late 2007, a few... Read More

High Court: No Personal Privacy For Businesses In FOIA
Posted on 2 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that corporations have no right of personal privacy to prevent the disclosure of documents under the federal Freedom of Information Act. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 8-0 opinion Tuesday that... Read More