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Putative TCPA class action lawsuit against GE sent to arbitration
  • Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2013

On August 2, 2012, General Electric Capital Corporation ("GE") was sued in California Federal Court for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer

Unilateral option clauses: unenforceable in Russia
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Russia
  • September 5 2012

On 1 September 2012, the Presidium of the Supreme Commercial Court of Russia (the "SCC") issued the full reasoning of its decision dated 19 June 2012 in the case of Russian Telephone Company ("RTC") v Sony Ericsson Communication Rus ("Sony Ericsson"), holding that an arbitration clause that gave one of the parties the additional, unilateral option of bringing a claim at courts of competent jurisdiction was invalid as a matter of Russian law

Appeals court rules against Cingular on arbitration
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2007

Reversing a lower district court decision, the Ninth Circuit ruled that an arbitration clause appearing in service contracts signed by Cingular Wireless subscribers is “unconscionable” under California state law

Supreme Court refuses T-Mobile appeal in arbitration case
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2008

T-Mobile USA and other mobile phone operators that add arbitration clauses to subscriber contracts were dealt a blow Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court, which let stand a series of lower court rulings that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not preempt the right of state authorities to allow class action suits against wireless carriers

Hong Kong Court of Appeal considers whether a contractual clause constitutes an agreement to arbitrate
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • February 14 2007

The case of PCCW Global Ltd (formerly Beyond the Network Ltd) v Interactive Communications Service Ltd (formerly Vectone Ltd) 2006 HKEC 2102, involved proceedings over alleged billing discrepancies in invoices in the sum of US$718,999.26 issued by Beyond the Network (Beyond) to Vectone for the provision of international telephone services

Foreign investors threatened by Indian measures seek remedies through international investment arbitration
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • India
  • May 17 2012

The Indian government recently began implementing taxation and telecom license cancelation measures that may affect a large number of foreign investors

Break out those arbitration agreements: United States Supreme Court issues another pro-arbitration decision
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2011

As described in the August 2010 Employment Law Update, the United States Supreme Court last year held in Stolt- Nielsen v. Animalfeeds Int’l Corp., 130 S. Ct. 1758 (2010), that parties could not be compelled to submit class antitrust claims to class arbitration when the arbitration clauses in their agreements were silent on the question of class arbitration

US Supreme Court upholds arbitration clause waiving right to class actions in consumer contracts
  • Clayton Utz
  • USA
  • June 30 2011

The US Supreme Court has held that a class-action waiver in a consumer contract's arbitration clause is enforceable

Advisory-debate continues over class action waivers in consumer contracts
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2011

Within days of the U.S. Supreme Court issuing its groundbreaking AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion et ux. decision, clearing the way for class arbitration waivers in consumer agreements, industry publications speculated as to whether the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection will act under the Dodd-Frank Act to undo Concepcion

AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion: can arbitration bar ERISA class actions?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

In AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, No. 09-893, 2011 WL 1561956 (April 27, 2011), the U.S. Supreme Court addressed whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempted California’s judicial rule that effectively required arbitration agreements to include the right to class arbitration for them to be enforceable