Arbitration case this term could lead to broadest ruling against class actions

February 11, 2013

Two terms ago, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a near-death blow to consumer class actions in an arbitration ruling. This term, the justices may finish the job. Although American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, which will be argued February 27, is a business-to-business arbitration case, it has huge stakes not just for antitrust law but for labor and employment law as well, both sides agree.