In this issue: Supreme Court Says Goodbye to Class Arbitration; Judge: Data Breach = Actual Harm for Suit; Illinois Enacts Online Tax Law; FDA: and Hand Sanitizer, Antiseptic Claims False.
Excerpt from 'Supreme Court Says...':
In a 5-4 decision that is a resounding victory for businesses, the Supreme Court held that a state rule barring waivers of classwide proceedings in consumer contract arbitration clauses is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).
“Requiring the availability of classwide arbitration interferes with fundamental attributes of arbitration,” Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the majority.
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