• Supreme Court Says State Rule Of Law Invalidating Class Arbitration Waivers On Grounds Of Unconscionability Is Preempted By Federal Arbitration Act
  • May 16, 2011 | Authors: Erika Dillon; Paul R. Garry
  • Law Firms: Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP - Chicago Office ; Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP - Scottsdale Office
  • Yesterday the United States Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, U.S. No. 09-893 (4/27/11). The 5-4 decision held that a California state law invalidating class arbitration waivers in adhesion contracts such as consumer contracts is preempted and thus invalidated by the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA").