RIM Wins Arbitration In BlackBerry Service Outage Row

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 6:52 PM EST) -- BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. on Tuesday won its bid to arbitrate claims by a proposed class of BlackBerry owners over a 2011 outage in the smartphone’s services when a California federal judge found that its arbitration agreement could be enforced after certain provisions were cut from it.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald said the arbitration agreement could still survive after certain provisions were dropped for not meeting the standards of California law that requires the terms of the arbitration agreement to be mutual...
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Case Information

Case Title

Eric Mitchell v. Research In Motion Ltd

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Contract Product Liability


Michael W. Fitzgerald

Date Filed

October 26, 2011

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