The US Supreme Court reverses the judgment of the Court of Appeals and holds that the parties’ agreement on arbitration shall remain valid (American Express / Italian Colors Restaurant)

Supreme Court Decides American Express Co. et al v. Italian Colors Restaurant et al* On June 20, 2013, the Supreme Court decided American Express Co. et al v. Italian Colors Restaurant et al, No. 12-133, reversing the Second Circuit and holding that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not permit courts to invalidate a contractual waiver of class arbitration on the ground that the plaintiff's cost of individually arbitrating a federal statutory claim exceeds the potential recovery. Respondents in this case are merchants who signed a contract with American Express and its wholly owned subsidiary to allow them to accept

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  • Faegre Baker Daniels (Indianapolis)
  • Faegre Baker Daniels (Minneapolis)

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Sarah Jenkins, Aaron D. Van Oort, The US Supreme Court reverses the judgment of the Court of Appeals and holds that the parties’ agreement on arbitration shall remain valid (American Express / Italian Colors Restaurant), 20 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 57037

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