U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Arbitration Over Class Action Litigation

On December 14, 2015, the Supreme Court overturned the California Court of Appeal and held that California’s law against class arbitration waivers does not invalidate arbitration clauses in agreements even if the governing law of the agreement references the California law. The decision falls within a trend of Supreme Court decisions upholding the terms of arbitration agreements and preventing states from limiting the scope of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).

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