The Supreme Court Delivers a Ringing Endorsement for Bilateral Consumer Arbitrations in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion

May 02, 2011
Since the California Supreme Court ruling in Discover Bank v. Superior Court, corporate defendants facing consumer class actions in California and other states have been unable to enforce contractual arbitration agreements prohibiting class actions. In AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts the Discover Bank rule. This update examines the Supreme Court’s decision.