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Class Arbitration Is Almost Dead

Law360

April 26, 2019

Written by James F. Bogan III and C. Allen Garrett

On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court imposed yet another roadblock to class arbitration, in Lamps Plus Inc. v. Varela. Relying on Stolt-Nielsen SA v. AnimalFeeds International Corp., the court ruled that ambiguous language in an arbitration agreement provides an insufficient basis for concluding a party has agreed to class arbitration.

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