High Court Cans Ralphs Appeal Over Worker Class Actions

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 3:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider Ralphs Grocery Co.'s argument that the high court's AT&T Mobility Inc. v. Concepcion decision precludes a California state court's ruling allowing an employee to pursue a class action in spite of an arbitration clause.

The high court rejected Ralphs' petition for certiorari seeking review of the California Court of Appeals' ruling last year allowing a former security guard for the grocery chain to file a wage-and-hour class-action claim despite having entered into an employment contract waiving the...
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