AT&T Wins Bid To Arbitrate In Service Quality Class Action

Law360, New York (January 3, 2012, 11:14 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday granted AT&T Inc.’s motion to compel individual arbitration in a suit by a proposed class of AT&T phone service users claiming they received poor service on its aggressively marketed mobile phone network.

U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer rejected the plaintiffs’ argument that AT&T Inc., which owns AT&T Mobility LLC, also a defendant in the suit, is not included in the arbitration agreements because it supposedly does not provide services under the agreement.

Judge Breyer said that if the plaintiffs’...
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