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American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant

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12-133 2d Cir. Feb 27, 2013
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Jun 20, 2013 5-3 Scalia OT 2012
 
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Holding: The Federal Arbitration Act 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.

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Judgment: Reversed, 5-3, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on June 20, 2013. Justice Kagan filed a dissenting opinion in which Justice Ginsburg and Justice Breyer joined. Justice Sotomayor took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.

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Holding: The Federal Arbitration Act 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.   JudgmentReversed, 5-3, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on June 20, 2013. Justice Kagan filed a dissenting opinion in which Justice Ginsburg and Justice Breyer joined. Justice Sotomayor took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.
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