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May 22, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Contracts

In a 5-4 ruling yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld arbitration contracts between employers and employees.

The majority ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act allows employers to ask employees to sign arbitration contracts that would send any legal dispute to arbitration rather than class action litigation. Proponents of arbitration say the practice is less costly and more efficient than complex litigation. Justice Neil Gorsuch said in the majority opinion that the “law is clear: Congress has instructed that arbitration agreements like those before us must be enforced as written.”

Andrew Pincus, a partner at Mayer Brown LLP who filed a friend of the court brief on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the ruling allows employees to “vindicate claims that could not be asserted in court because of the complexity and high cost of the judicial system” and will help consumers “benefit from lower prices resulting from companies’ lower legal fees.”

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