High Court Boosts Federal Arbitration Rule In DirecTV Case

Law360, Washington (December 14, 2015, 10:16 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday shot down a consumer class action over DirecTV's early termination fees, reversing a California court ruling and signaling to states hostile to arbitration that there is no getting around the federal preference for it.

The Supreme Court's Dec. 14 decision follows its 2011 ruling in Concepcion that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts bans on class action waivers. (Credit: Law360) In a 6-3 decision written by Justice Stephen Breyer, the court reversed and remanded a California Court of Appeal decision from April 2014 that found that the language of DirecTV's service contracts was subject to a...

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