Relying on the United States Supreme Court’s decision in American Express v. Italian Colors, 133 S. Ct. 2304 (2013), the court in Shetiwy v. Midland Credit Management, No. 12 Civ. 7068 (S.D.N.Y. July 12, 2013), upheld a class action waiver in an arbitration clause. In Shetiwy, plaintiffs alleged that banks, credit card companies, and debt collectors had used improper tactics to obtain judgments against credit card debtors. Defendants moved to compel arbitration. The arbitration provisions in the parties’ agreement waived any right to pursue a class action, which plaintiffs challenged. The district court found the agreements were enforceable under governing state law and the class action waivers did not render the arbitration agreements unenforceable, and relying on American Express, enforced the arbitration agreements according to their terms. The arbitration clauses had not been overridden by a clear Congressional provision and a generalized Congressional intent to vindicate statutory rights did not override the Federal Arbitration Act’s mandate to enforce arbitration clauses.