Arbitrating TCPA Claims Might Be The Next Big Thing

Law360, New York (July 2, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT) -- A recent decision in California should put a smile on the faces of those who routinely include mandatory arbitration clauses in their commercial contracts with customers, and should put an idea into the minds of those who don’t.

Just last month, a federal judge upheld Citibank’s effort to enforce a mandatory arbitration clause contained in a student loan agreement when Craig Smith, the borrower, sued the bank for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Smith v. Citibank NA, Case No. SACV 13-00748-CJC (C.D. Calif.,...
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