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2d Circuit Charges Against Arbitration Class Action Waivers

Circuit courts are always polite when disagreeing with their bosses on the Supreme Court.

Car Dealer Arbitration Clause Ruled Unconscionable

A one-sided "take-it-or-leave-it" arbitration clause is illegal, affirms a California appellate court.

SCOTUS Deals Crush to Consumers

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a crushing blow (pdf) to American consumers and employees, ruling in the AT&T vs Concepcion case that companies can ban class actions in the fine print of contracts.

Supreme Courts Grapple with Class Action Bans in Arbitration Clauses

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that a consumer class action against a cell phone company may proceed -- despite a contract that purports to require arbitration and ban class actions. This is a big victory for consumers.