Overstock.com Class Action Sent To Arbitration

Law360, New York (July 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A terms and conditions notice at the bottom of a Web site is enough to lock an Overstock.com Inc. cell phone-insurance buyer into a contract that compels arbitration and scuttles his proposed class action, a federal court has said.

Overstock customer Mark Brueggemann must arbitrate his dispute with the company, in accordance with the general terms and conditions of its Web site, Judge Kenneth Marra of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida said in an order issued Tuesday. The order stays a...
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