Franken Urges Consumer Arbitration Fix After AmEx Ruling

Law360, New York (December 17, 2013, 7:31 PM EST) -- Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., pushed Tuesday for legislation to make it easier for consumers and small businesses to pursue antitrust, discrimination, consumer protection and other class claims in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decisions on arbitration waivers.

Franken and other democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee voiced concerns at a hearing that the justices' recent 5-4 decisions in AT&T v. Concepcion and more recently in American Express v. Italian Colors were activist decisions that placed the interests of corporations over those of consumers....
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