AmEx Opens Door For Justices To Build On Concepcion

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 7:49 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear American Express Co.'s bid to force a proposed antitrust class action into arbitration in a case that gives the justices a chance to expand on their string of pro-arbitration decisions in recent years.

The Second Circuit repeatedly has refused to let AmEx force merchants pursuing class antitrust claims against the credit card company into arbitration in the long-running dispute, even after the Supreme Court's 2011 ruling in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion came down in favor of arbitration....
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