10th Circ. Rejects Qwest Appeal in Price Guarantee Fight

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Wednesday booted Qwest Corp.’s appeal of an order declaring an arbitration agreement invalid in a putative class action accusing the company of breaching a lifetime pricing guarantee, saying Qwest failed to identify a reviewable order under the Federal Arbitration Act.

A unanimous appeals panel determined that the Tenth Circuit lacks jurisdiction to hear Qwest’s appeal of a summary judgment in which a Colorado judge affirmed that plaintiff Richard Grosvenor entered into an arbitration agreement with the company but that the agreement itself...
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