Class Actions Still Viable In NJ Despite Concepcion

Law360, New York (May 17, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Consumers in New Jersey can still pursue class actions in the wake the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Concepcion ruling that corporations could write contracts blocking group litigation, but the decision has made it more difficult, some of the state's top litigators told a roomful of attorneys Thursday.

While the court's ironclad ruling that the Federal Arbitration Act trumps state laws barring forced arbitration makes class actions difficult, it's still possible to mount one by challenging whether parties willingly and knowingly entered into the contract to bar...
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