High Court Weighs Class Action Bans In Arbitration

Law360, New York (November 9, 2010, 8:10 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard competing arguments Tuesday on whether it should uphold a California court's decision to strike down a class action waiver in AT&T Mobility LLC's consumer arbitration agreement in a case that could have far-reaching effects for the resolution of consumer disputes.

The justices hit counsel for both sides with tough questions during oral arguments in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion as they considered whether the court's decision finding the class action ban unconscionable under California law could stand under the Federal Arbitration Act....
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