11th Circ. Backs Arbitrator's Cert. Ruling In Fee Fight

Law360, New York (July 12, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit ruled Friday that an arbitrator did not exceed his powers in certifying a class of Southern Communications Services Inc. customers in a dispute over its mobile phone termination fees because the arbitrator was performing his job to construe the contract.

A three-judge panel affirmed a district court ruling that the arbitrator did not exceed his powers under the Federal Arbitration Act in construing Southern Communications' termination contract to allow for class litigation and in certifying a class, despite the company's assertions that the...
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