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Second Circuit refuses to rehear AmEx arbitration clause case

 |  May 30, 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has decided not to rehear the case allowing American Express merchant customers to bring a federal antitrust lawsuit against the card company. The two-judge panel in February had held that American Express’s mandatory arbitration clause is unenforceable, and that Concepcion did not apply to the case at hand.

Judge Rosemary Pooler wrote the majority opinion. Five Second Circuit judges dissented, including Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs.

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