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In a 5-4 decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which invalidated a clause in an AT&T contract prohibiting the filing of class action lawsuits.  

“Because it stands as an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution of the full purposes and objectives of Congress … the judgment of the Ninth Circuit is reversed,”  Justice Antonin Scalia wrote.

The court noted that federal law promoting arbitration trumped state laws that protect consumer rights.  Consumer advocates believe that it will limit the filing of class action lawsuits.

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April 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm

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