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High Court Backs Arbitration But May Carve Out Exceptions

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 12:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the validity of an AT&T Mobility LLC arbitration agreement will limit consumers' ability to bring class action claims, but an upcoming high court dispute over the relationship between the words “sue” and “arbitrate” will begin to explore what exceptions to this restriction exist, attorneys say.

The Supreme Court leaned towards the rights of businesses in its consumer protection decisions during the last term, issuing rulings that clarified the requirements for drafting an acceptable class action waiver in an arbitration...
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