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Defense Commentary On Supreme Court Case

Apr 28, 2011

CHICAGO, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 28, 2011 – DRI –

What: DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar has a key legal expert willing to discuss the ruling in the AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion case issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Who: Marc E. Williams, past president of DRI and an appellate lawyer with expertise on a wide range of issues, including commercial litigation, is available to provide defense insight on this important case.

Why: The question presented to the Court in this case was whether the Federal Arbitration Act preempts states from conditioning the enforcement of an arbitration agreement on the availability of particular procedures, here class-wide arbitration, when those procedures are not necessary to ensure that the parties to the arbitration agreement are able to vindicate their claims. DRI filed an amicus brief which aimed to provide additional detail to AT&T’s merit brief as to how the Ninth Circuit’s decision distorted generally applicable contract law and to outline additional ways in which the decision conflicted with the FAA.

The DRI brief was authored by Kevin C. Newsome of Birmingham, Alabama, and Jack L. Wilson of Jackson, Mississippi, both with the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. The full amicus brief is available at www. dri.org.

When: Today and following.

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