Dallas Business Journal Quotes Labor Attorney Patrick Maher in Article About Consumer Arbitration Agreements.
Mr. Maher was used as a source for an article entitled "Arbitration Looking More Favorable For Employers," written by Bill Hetchcock. It was published in the August 26, 2011 edition of the Dallas Business Journal.
Class Action lawsuits seen as less of a threat after AT&T ruling involving consumer claims.
Labor and employment lawyer Patrick Maher used to be skeptical about whether arbitration works in employers’ best interests. A recent ruling in a case involving AT&T Inc., however, is causing him to rethink that position. The U.S. Supreme Court in April struck down a California Supreme Court decision prohibiting waivers of class action claims in consumer arbitration agreements. The ruling in the case, AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion, allows businesses and employers to reduce the possibility of class action lawsuits through the use of mandatory arbitration agreements.
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