After the Supreme Court’s AT&T Ruling, Are Consumer Class Actions Dead?

The Chicago Injury Lawyer
May 9, 2011

Allowing corporations to ban class actions with the use of a mandatory arbitration clause (standard in most contracts for goods and services), the US Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Concepcion v. AT&T decision is anything but favorable for consumers. Essentially the Court concluded that the “Federal Arbitration Act barred states from protecting residents from the arbitration clause.”

A light at the tunnel may exist for consumers who are unhappy with this decision. The PopTort blog post explains, “a number of Democrat senators are introducing legislation that would overrule the effects of the decision in Concepcion.”

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