Fate Of Class Action Waivers Rests With High Court

Law360, New York (June 15, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT) -- In taking up AT&T Mobility LLC's appeal of a decision striking down the class action waiver in its consumer arbitration agreement, the U.S. Supreme Court is once again poised to put its mark on a method of dispute resolution that has gotten an unwelcome reception in some state and federal courts.

AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, which the high court decided to hear last month, raises the question of whether the Federal Arbitration Act preempts judges from striking down class action bans in arbitration agreements for being...
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