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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 23 Feb 2011

Florida court of appeal invalidates class action waiver in consumer arbitration agreement

A recent Florida appellate court opinion invalidating a class action waiver in an arbitration agreement underscores the need for companies to ensure that their consumer arbitration agreements include consumer-friendly features that will enable consumers to retain competent counsel to represent them in individual arbitrations.

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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 23 Jun 2010

Supreme Court rules on who decides validity of arbitration provision

Companies using arbitration in their consumer and employee contracts are urged to review those documents carefully in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday in Rent-a-Center , West v. Jackson , No. 09-497 (June 21, 2010).

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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 25 May 2010

U.S. Supreme Court grants review of class action waiver case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a case that will decide whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts state court decisions holding that a class action waiver in a consumer arbitration agreement is unconscionable or otherwise violates state law.

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