The U.S. Supreme Court likely ignited an intense battle in state and federal courts with its decision Tuesday that class arbitration may not be imposed on parties who have not agreed to it. F. Paul Bland of public interest law firm Public Justice predicted that "within a week" defendants in more than 100 class action arbitration cases will seek supplemental briefing to argue that all state laws that have been used to strike down bans on class arbitrations are now pre-empted by the high court's ruling.
High Court Ruling May Fuel Battle Over Class Arbitration
The National Law Journal
April 28, 2010