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The Floodgates Have Opened: Mass Arbitrations

A series of U.S. Supreme Court decisions have all but eliminated class arbitrations for consumers, employees, franchisees, and others with common claims against a single company.  The latest, decisive blow came in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, 587 U.S. __, 203 L. Ed. 2d 636 (2019), with the Court holding that arbitration on a classwide basis could not be compelled based on an arbitration agreement’s ambiguous language.  Most arbitration agreements include a waiver of class arbitrations; some are silent.  There are virtually none explicitly allowing for class arbitration. Read More

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