5 Questions After AT&T V. Concepcion

Law360, New York (May 6, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion was a grenade detonated at the center of consumer class action law. For companies that enter into clearly formed contracts with consumers — such as telephone and Internet service providers, banks and credit card issuers, build-to-order retailers, automobile manufacturers and many travel and leisure firms — Concepcion holds the promise of freeing them entirely from at least many types of class actions. All they must do, the Supreme Court said, is adopt consumer-friendly arbitration clauses...
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