Firm Memoranda

SCOTUS: Class Arbitration Waiver Enforceable Under Federal Arbitration Act

Date: 06/25/13

On June 20, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in American Express Co. et al. v. Italian Colors Restaurant et al, ruling, in a 5-3 decision, that neither the Federal Arbitration Act nor the “effective vindication doctrine”, permits courts to invalidate contractual waivers of class arbitration provisions when a plaintiff’s cost of pursuing an individual claim is prohibitively expensive.

CGR Memo - SCOTUS - Class Arbitration Waiver Enforceable Under Federal Arbitration Act.pdf (pdf | 94.58 KB )