Comcast Tells 9th Circ. Privacy Suit Belongs In Arbitration

Law360 (June 1, 2020, 6:21 PM EDT) -- Comcast told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that a subscriber's proposed class action accusing it of violating privacy laws by collecting personal information for advertising purposes belongs in arbitration, arguing that the California Supreme Court's McGill decision barring class waivers doesn't apply.

During a video hearing, Comcast Cable Communications LLC's counsel, Mark Andrew Perry of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, argued that U.S. District Judge Haywood S Gilliam Jr. wrongly concluded that the class waiver in an arbitration agreement is unenforceable under the state high court's 2017 decision in McGill v. Citibank NA, which held that arbitration agreements that entirely waive...

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