AT&T Mobility Case May Have Limited Application

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion[1] may not be the death knell to consumer class action litigation that many consumer advocates fear it will be. The ruling can properly be read as quite narrow in scope and application.

Significantly, the AT&T Mobility court was not presented with — and the five-justice majority did not reach — the issue of most importance to litigants throughout the country: whether state unconscionability laws can void an arbitration clause that allegedly works as a de facto...
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