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United States: The U.S. Supreme Court confirms contractual class arbitration waivers are valid and strictly enforceable (American Express/Italian Colors Restaurant)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. An American Express decision handed down by the Supreme Court on June 20, 2013, is a new milestone in the jurisprudential edifice that is being built by U.S. class arbitration law (American Express Co. et al. v. Italian Colors Restaurant et al., No. 12-133, 570 U.S. __, 2013). More specifically, the decision with commentary marks the outcome of a case that may have cast doubt on the effectiveness of the contractual mechanisms developed by the defendant companies and designed to control the use of class arbitrations in antitrust matters. The context of class arbitrations and class arbitrations waivers In a previous column, we referred to the development

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Jean-Christophe Roda, United States: The U.S. Supreme Court confirms contractual class arbitration waivers are valid and strictly enforceable (American Express/Italian Colors Restaurant), 20 June 2013, Concurrences N° 3-2013, Art. N° 54216, p. 183

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