The Northern District of Texas recently held that an arbitration clause and class action waiver contained in an online hotel reservation user agreement was enforceable against a class of consumers. In re Online Travel Co., No. 12-cv-3515 (N.D. Tex. June 14, 2013). The court rejected plaintiffs’ contention that defendants failed to provide sufficient evidence showing that each plaintiff had assented to the user agreement. The court found that transaction-specific evidence is not necessary because all plaintiffs and other users were required to assent to the agreement containing the arbitration clause and class waiver before completing a transaction on the website. In fact, it was impossible to complete a transaction on the website in the absence of affirmative assent to the user agreement, and that was sufficient to bind the consumers to the arbitration clause and the class action waiver.