Samsung Pushes For Arbitration In Galaxy False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. pressed a California federal judge on Thursday to force an aggrieved smartphone buyer’s false advertising class action into arbitration, saying an intervening Ninth Circuit ruling undercut his attempt to invalidate a consumer arbitration contract.

Two Samsung units told U.S. District Judge George H. Wu that plaintiff Conrad Sheffer’s argument that the enforceability of his customer agreement should be considered under plaintiff-friendly California law is doomed after the Ninth Circuit’s July decision in Mortensen v. Bresnan Communications LLC, under which Samsung claims Sheffer...
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