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Supreme Court Ruling Cuts Off Avenue To Class Proceedings

Law360 (April 24, 2019, 9:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority dealt its latest body blow to class actions on Wednesday, issuing a 5-4 decision that experts say puts another roadblock in the way of workers and consumers who want to pursue collective claims.

A 5-4 decision at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt a blow to class actions. (AP) Splitting along ideological lines, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority ruled that the Ninth Circuit got it wrong when it ordered lighting retailer Lamps Plus to arbitrate class action claims brought by employee Frank Varela alleging the company didn't adequately protect workers’ personal data on a...

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