• Posts by Elle D. Lewis

    Elle Lewis is an associate at Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, where she practices civil litigation focusing on securities and consumer actions.

    Before joining CPM, Elle’s practice focused on civil litigation in a wide range of ...

Some Businesses are Rethinking Arbitration over Class Actions

The U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear that arbitration agreements are governed by contract. An arbitration agreement will bind the parties to a resolution outside of traditional litigation.

Businesses have viewed an arbitration clause as an effective method to control the risks and costs of class litigation. Consumers and employees have regularly attacked arbitration clauses as bar to substantive rights, unconscionable, and expensive to challenge an individual claim. Furthermore, upon accepting arbitration agreements consumers and employees waive their rights to pursue class actions.

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