Dell Arbitration Clause Won't Fly In Class Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (October 28, 2009, 7:29 PM EDT) -- A putative class of Dell Inc. consumers has won its bid to toss an order compelling arbitration of its suit over allegedly defective laptop computers, with a federal judge ruling that the arbitration clause and class action waiver of Dell's service agreement are unenforceable.

Judge James Robart of the U.S. District Court for the District of Washington vacated his earlier ruling on Monday after the National Arbitration Forum, the exclusive arbitrator named in the contract, announced during oral arguments of the motion that it had ceased...
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