9th Circ. Tells Experian Customers It Can't Review Arbitration

Law360, New York (March 20, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld decisions shipping four consumer class actions over an Experian PLC unit’s allegedly deceptive credit-monitoring tools to arbitration, concurring with four sister circuits that final orders to arbitrate are not automatically entitled to appellate review.

A unanimous panel determined that a quartet of decisions staying judicial proceedings and compelling arbitration in suits against ConsumerInfo.com fell outside the scope of its authority and precluded it from ruling on the plaintiffs’ challenge to the arbitration agreements.

In an effort to establish appellate jurisdiction,...
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