Plaintiffs Lawyers Still Hopeful After AmEx Ruling

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Top plaintiffs attorneys on Friday voiced disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that courts can't invalidate class action arbitration waivers just because they would make pursuing a federal claim too expensive, but they warned that the decision in favor of American Express Co. was hardly a death knell for class actions.

Plaintiffs firms told Law360 that the 5-3 decision effectively extending the court's 2011 ruling in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion to federal claims like the antitrust allegations at issue in the AmEx case could...
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