Send Contract Suit To Arbitration, Alltel Tells 7th Circ.

Law360, Chicago (October 31, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT) -- An Alltel Communications LLC attorney told the Seventh Circuit on Monday that claims in a putative class action alleging the company failed to honor customer contracts it inherited in a 2006 acquisition should be arbitrated, not heard in court.

At oral arguments, James H. Ferrick III of Greensfelder Hemker & Gale PC asked the appeals court to reverse an Illinois federal court's order denying the company's motion to compel individual arbitration, arguing that plaintiff Christopher Gore entered into an agreement with Alltel — after the company...
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