Contemplating Class Action Waivers

Law360, New York (December 1, 2010, 1:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Nov. 16 in a dispute that could have far-reaching implications for the future of consumer fraud class actions. While one possible outcome threatens, in the words of one of the litigants, to become the "death knell for consumer arbitration in California," another could have a similar impact on consumer class actions nationwide.

At issue is a class action waiver in AT&T Mobility LLC's consumer arbitration agreement. Both the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and the...
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