WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a California rule established in Discover Bank v. Superior Court (113 P.3d 1100 [Cal. 2005]) that classifies most collective-arbitration waivers in consumer contracts as unconscionable, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 27, reversing a ruling by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (AT&T Mobility LLC v. Vincent Concepcion, et ux., No. 09-893, U.S. Sup.; See 11/19/10, Page 4).
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