9 November 2012
The Supreme Court has just granted certiorari in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, No. 12-133. Earlier today, my colleague Andy Pincus previewed the issue presented to the Court, which is (in a nutshell) whether plaintiffs may avoid their agreements to arbitrate on an individual rather than class-wide basis by contending that they cannot “effectively vindicate” their federal claims without the use of the class device.
Read the entire post on Mayer Brown's Class Defense Blog.