Interpretation Of Arbitration Provision Post-Concepcion

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT) -- Toward the end of its 2010 term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a number of decisions directly relating to the structure of legal disputes. Among these was the court’s 5-4 decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011). This narrow, fact-driven opinion, was cheered by some as the end of consumer class actions.

To date, however, the district courts have interpreted the court’s opinion more restrictively. In less than three months, the case has been cited approximately 53 times. A few of...
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