9th Circ. Hints Concepcion Trumps Calif. Rule In Fraud Case

Law360, Los Angeles (August 8, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday appeared sympathetic to a private school's bid to force a putative consumer class action brought by students into arbitration, indicating it believes a California precedent barring arbitration of claims for injunctive relief does not survive the Supreme Court's Concepcion decision.

At a hearing on Corinthian Colleges Inc.'s appeal of a lower court ruling denying its motion to compel arbitration of the students' claims, plaintiffs' attorney Albert Chang said U.S. District Judge David O. Carter correctly found the so-called Broughton-Cruz rule was...
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