Justices' AmEx Ruling Greenlights Class Action Waivers

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday shut down any questions about whether its landmark Concepcion decision allowing class action waivers was limited to state law when it ruled that the federal antitrust laws don't take precedence over the Federal Arbitration Act, paving the way for companies to include broad, explicit class action waivers in arbitration agreements with their customers.

Although the justices ruled in 2011 that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state laws that invalidate class action arbitration waivers, some questions remained over whether arbitration agreements...
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