Supreme Court rules for American Express in arbitration case

A 5-3 majority upheld a class action waiver in the company’s contract with a group of merchants

Score one more for mandatory arbitration agreements. The Supreme Court ruled 5-3 on Thursday that a class of merchants must individually arbitrate their claims against American Express Co., pursuant to a contract they signed with the credit card company.

The ruling continues a trend of pro-arbitration rulings from the Supreme Court and several appeals courts around the country.

Alanna Byrne

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