High Court Isn’t Keen On Class Actions, Latest Term Shows

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court took up several cases this term exploring the boundaries of class actions and the enforceability of arbitration contracts, issuing major decisions that will shape future class proceedings.

Taken together, these decisions show that the majority of justices believe class actions should be the exception and not the rule, lawyers told Law360. The rulings also demonstrate that the court is committed to upholding the Federal Arbitration Act by enforcing agreements to arbitrate on their own terms, attorneys say.

“At least five of the justices...
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