U.S. Supreme Court Holds Class Arbitration Cannot Be Compelled Unless Expressly Authorized by Agreement

On April 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision held that courts may compel class arbitration only where the parties to an arbitration agreement have expressly consented to class arbitration, reversing an earlier decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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On April 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision held that courts may compel class arbitration only where the parties to an arbitration agreement have expressly consented to class arbitration, reversing an earlier decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Aaron Buckley, is a partner at Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP in San Diego. He represents employers in cases involving wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination and other issues. Mr. Buckley is a member of the Wage & Hour Defense Institute, a defense-side wage and hour litigation group consisting of wage and hour litigators throughout the United States.

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