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High Court To Mull Class Arbitration In Data Breach Suit

By Braden Campbell (May 2, 2018, 8:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided to wade into a data breach lawsuit that hinges on what arbitration agreements have to say for workers to be able to bring class arbitration claims, giving the justices a chance to clarify the high court's 2010 Stolt-Nielsen ruling and tackle an issue with major implications for employers looking to fend off class actions.

On Monday, the high court granted a petition for review from lighting retailer Lamps Plus, which is challenging the Ninth Circuit's ruling that worker Frank Varela could pursue class arbitration even though the language in the arbitration agreement he signed didn't...

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