In April, lawmakers led by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) reintroduced the Arbitration Fairness Act (AFA) of 2015. If passed, the legislation would eliminate mandato... Read more
The claims in a class action lawsuit against Dell Inc. were sent to arbitration last month in a New Jersey federal court. Judge Michael A. Shipp granted a request from Dell and ordered the... Read more
A California federal judge has rejected Vonage America Inc.’s bid to force arbitration in a putative class action claiming the telecom billed consumers an extra monthly “County 911 Fee” that... Read more
Ben Locklar, a lawyer in our Personal Injury/Products Liability Section, successfully defended an attempt to have a nursing home case submitted to binding arbitration. Ben oversees the nursi... Read more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been conducting field hearings and studies addressing the subject of forced arbitration. The arbitration clauses forced on consumers in mo... Read more
A Texas federal court has refused to send a putative class action against Samsung to arbitration. The suit claims that Samsung didn’t make customers whole on faulty Galaxy S phones. U.S. Dis... Read more
Hyundai Motor America has dropped a policy requiring that some warranty coverage disputes between customers and the factory be settled through arbitration. In other words the carmaker is tak... Read more
A recent decision in a case pending in a Mobile County Circuit Court resulted in a favorable development for consumers seeking to avoid arbitration. This was a case involving the purchase of... Read more
Car owners with warranty claims got a setback last month when a federal appeals court withdrew a ruling that had struck down a requirement for arbitration. The appellate court said it would... Read more
As the result of a court ruling, Toyota can’t compel the arbitration of class claims brought by customers who seek damages for diminution in the market value of their vehicles as a result of... Read more
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