High Court No Help To Companies Left Off Arbitration Pacts
By Greg Ryan
Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to pass on a Toyota Motor Corp. appeal means that companies not party to a contract between a consumer and another business will continue to face a steep uphill climb in convincing judges that a dispute belongs in arbitration, a rare advantage for plaintiffs in a post-Concepcion world.
The high court declined Monday to review the Ninth Circuit's January ruling that Toyota couldn't force arbitration in a proposed class action over allegedly defective braking systems in hybrid vehicles. Toyota was not...