Alert May 03, 2011

Goodwin Procter Issues Client Alert on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholding Provision in Consumer Contract Barring Class-Wide Arbitration

Goodwin Procter issued a Client Alert that analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion and its likely impact.  In that decision, the Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act requires courts to enforce an arbitration provision in a consumer contract even if the provision bars class‑wide arbitration and even if otherwise applicable state law declares such a provision to be void.