The Supreme Court ruled in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion that large corporations can force consumers to give up their right to join a class-action arbitration or lawsuit by signing a mobile-phone contract. The case has implications far beyond the mobile phone industry, as corporations employ the same type of contracts for products, services, and even employment in many areas.
Such a major victory for corporate interests has attracted a great deal of attention. Here are some of the top stories on the case and the decision.
- AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion: The Corporate Court Does it Again – Nan Aron, The Huffington Post
- Advocates: Consumers ‘betrayed’ by high court ruling on class-action suits – MSNBC’s Red Tape Chronicles
- Supreme Court Allows Contracts That Prohibit Class-Action Arbitration – New York Times
- No Class: The Supreme Court’s Arbitration Ruling – The Atlantic
- Editorial: High court ruling undercuts rights of consumers – The Sacramento Bee
- U.S. Supreme Court to Major Corporations: You Write the Rules – David Arkush, The Huffington Post
- Can You Hear Them Now? The Supreme Court Reads the Fine Print On Your Cell Phone Contract – Slate
- Supreme Court rules against consumers. Again. – Daily Kos