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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 1 Apr 2015

Court severs term but otherwise enforces arbitration provision with a class action waiver

In a victory for Sheppard Mullin and its client, in Trabert v. Consumer Portfolio Serv., Inc., __ Cal. App. 4th. __, 2015 WL 880949 (4th Dist. Mar. 3

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 18 Jan 2013

Class action waivers are enforceable despite any state statutory right to a class action

In Flores v. West Covina Auto Group, --- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, 2013 WL 139200 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. Jan. 11, 2013), the California Court of Appeal extended

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 7 Aug 2012

The Federal Arbitration Act preempts any right to a class action under state law

The California Court of Appeal recently held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts any statutory right to a class action under the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA).

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 31 Jan 2012

The US Supreme Court reaffirms the enforceability of arbitration agreements

In CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood, ---S.Ct.---, 2012 WL 43514 (U.S. Jan. 10, 2012), the Supreme Court has again enforced an arbitration clause and class action waiver in a consumer contract.

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 2 Nov 2011

The California Court of Appeal disagrees with the U.S. Supreme Court on the enforceability of arbitration agreements

In Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Company, LLC, --- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, 2011 WL 5027488 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. Oct. 24, 2011), the California Court of Appeal attempts an end run around the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S.Ct. 1740 (2011).

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 27 Apr 2011

Discover bank is dead: the U.S. Supreme Court rules that federal law preempts state laws that obstruct the enforcement of class action waivers in arbitration agreements

On April 27, 2011, the Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act "preempts California's rule classifying most collective arbitration waivers in consumer contracts as unconscionable.

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