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On July 10, 2017, the CFPB issued a press release entitled “CFPB Issues Rule to Ban Companies From Using Arbitration Clauses to Deny Groups of People Their Day in Court.” The new Rule prohibits financial contracts from having arbitration clauses with class action bans. The new rule essentially restores consumer class actions. Here is the CFPB’s video on the new Rule.   The full press release states:

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Here’s a post from the Washington Legal Foundation blog regarding its recent filing of an amicus curiae brief in the Cappuccitti v. DirecTV litigation:

On August 18, 2010, WLF urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to reconsider a recent panel opinion that would severely undermine the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).

The Blogosphere’s been buzzing (relatively speaking) since the Eleventh Circuit’s decision last month in Cappuccitti v. DirecTV.  It’s probably not up there with Lindsay Lohan getting out of jail or Levi Johnston breaking off the engagement to Bristol Palin (again), but we think it’s hotter than either of those in the class action world.  

The Eleventh Circuit’s decision last week in Cappuccitti v. DirecTV has already caused quite a stir aound the Blogosphere.  We’re going to bring you some of the commentary from other blogs over the next few days.  Here’s a post from the Mayer Brown site to whet your appetite:

Eleventh Circuit Decision Threatens To Eliminate Federal

The U. S. Supreme Court applied an ancient Chinese maxim to a class arbitration entitlement questions in an opinion issued earlier this week: “No tickee, no washee.” Or something like that. Anyway, here’s the scoop from Stanford law student Vivian Wang on the SCOTUS Blog.

Stolt-Nielson S.A. v. AnimalFeeds International (08-1198)

In Stolt-Nielsen v. AnimalFeeds (No. 08-1198)