Eleventh Circuit Affirms Order Compelling Arbitration of Consumer Claims

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed an order of the Middle District of Florida compelling claimants to pursue their claims in individual arbitrations rather than in a class action. Although the facts in that case involved cell phone contracts, the court’s holding should have equal applicability in the healthcare arena and thus represents another step forward in enforcing arbitration agreements between consumers and companies.

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