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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

Seyfarth Shaw's 8th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Reviews 'Transformative Year' In Employment Class Actions, Sees Ripple Effect Through 2012
Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Supreme Court rulings in Dukes and Concepcion will reverberate as plaintiffs' bar re-boots class certification strategies and employers formulate new defenses CHICAGO - Leading employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP has issued its annual Workplace... Read More

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

California Court Avoids Concepcion By Striking Arbitration Agreement Without Considering Class Action Waiver
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal underscores the importance of making arbitration provisions with class action waivers as consumer-friendly as possible - even after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in AT&T Mobility v... 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