AT&T Wins Bid To Arbitrate In Service Quality Class Action

Law360, New York (January 3, 2012, 11:14 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday granted AT&T Inc.'s motion to compel individual arbitration in a suit by a proposed class of AT&T phone service users claiming they received poor service on its aggressively marketed mobile phone network.

U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer rejected the plaintiffs' argument that AT&T Inc., which owns AT&T Mobility LLC, also a defendant in the suit, is not included in the arbitration agreements because it supposedly does not provide services under the agreement.

Judge Breyer said that if the plaintiffs' claim that AT&T Inc. cannot be considered a provider of the services at dispute were...

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