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U.S. Supreme Court Limits Class Arbitration
1 May 2019
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The Supreme Court held that classwide arbitration is barred unless the arbitration agreement expressly authorizes it.
The Federal Arbitration Act preempts state contract law principles that construe ambiguous agreements as authorizing classwide arbitration.
Businesses that wish to permit classwide arbitration should review the wording of their arbitration agreements to confirm that they explicitly provide for class procedures.
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