An Arbitration-Bound Bowl Of Cereal? Believe It, Attys Say
By Greg Ryan
Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 8:38 PM ET) -- With recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings making arbitration agreements more sacrosanct than ever, manufacturers of products once thought to be far outside arbitration's orbit will look more and more to tether consumers to the process by putting binding language on and in their packaging, according to attorneys.
Companies have benefited from two major pro-arbitration rulings in the past three years, most recently in American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant, in which the Supreme Court held that a class arbitration waiver cannot be invalidated just because the...