Class Arbitration Is Almost Dead
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.
James F. Bogan III
C. Allen Garrett, Jr.