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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday handed businesses such as AT&T Inc a major victory by upholding the use of arbitration for customer disputes rather than allowing claims to be brought together as a group.
By a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled that an AT&T unit could enforce a provision in its customer contracts requiring individual arbitration and preventing the pooling together of claims into a class-action lawsuit or class-wide arbitration.
"Because companies can ask all of their consumers, employees, and perhaps even shareholders to sign arbitration agreements, this decision has the potential to permit companies to escape class action liability in almost all of their activities," he said.
By a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled that an AT&T unit could enforce a provision in its customer contracts
Originally posted by jrod
At least it was a split decision so there is hope that one day soon we can have Justices appointed who represent the will and common good of the people not the corporation. The USA truly has become for a nation governed by the corporations for the corporations.
Originally posted by ViperChili
If people don't like the terms of a contract that they sign, they are free to find another service provider.