KeyBank Can Force Arbitration Under Concepcion: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 5:40 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that KeyBank NA could compel arbitration in a suit over the terms of several student loans, taking its cue from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in AT&T Mobility Inc. v. Concepcion.

The Federal Arbitration Act preempts state law in California prohibiting arbitration claims for “broad, public injunctive relief,” and the arbitration clause in the contracts between KeyBank and former students of a now-defunct private helicopter vocational school must be enforced because it is not “unconscionable,” Judge Stephen S. Trott said...
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