No More Class-action Lawsuits in USA

In a bizarre ruling, SCOTUS has ruled that if a contract includes compulsory arbitration, class-action lawsuits by consumers are not allowed. A case in California had found courts considered the provision unconscionable. Among other things, the business could appoint an arbiter and 96% of the time, the arbiter found in favour of the business…

This is a blow to consumers in USA and a black mark on the justices of SCOTUS who see their pet philosophy of life overruling constitutional law. I wonder if such a court will ever kick out software patents which are also anti-competitive and a burden to consumers.

see The Register – US Supremes deal death blow to class action lawsuits

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to No More Class-action Lawsuits in USA

  1. Ray says:

    Better solution: use a patent-left license

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