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Pillsbury | USA | 6 Jun 2018

Supreme Court Rescues the Collective Action Waiver in Employee Arbitration Agreements: Epic Systems v. Lewis resolves a circuit split

In Epic Systems v. Lewis, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the enforceability of pre-dispute arbitration agreements that require employees to bring


Pillsbury | USA | 1 Jul 2013

Supreme Court: class action waiver trumps federal statutory right

Continuing its string of recent pro-arbitration decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision enforcing class action waivers in


Pillsbury | USA | 28 Apr 2011

US Supreme Court gives green light to class action waivers in consumer contracts

On April 27, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court, ruling in a five-to-four decision, in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion et ux., held that California's Discover Bank rulea rule that largely invalidated class action waivers in arbitration provisions in consumer contracts in California and other states following similar rulesis preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act because it "stands as an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution of the full purposes and objectives of Congress.

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