Supreme Court: Class-Wide Arbitration Must Be Authorized in Arbitration Agreement

In order for a company to compel arbitration, both parties must have given consent. This principle also applies to arbitration on a class-wide basis. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that an arbitration agreement that is silent on class-wide arbitration cannot be used to compel that arbitration even if the agreement includes consent for individual arbitration. Read more about the Lamps Plus case that led to this decision.