U.S. Arbitration Law in the Wake of AT&T v. Concepcion
Shortly after the Supreme Court issued its decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, Senators Al Franken, Richard Blumenthal, and Representative Hank Johnson announced their intention to re-introduce proposed legislation, known as the "Arbitration Fairness Act" (the "AFA" or the "Act"). Senator Franken described AT&T Mobility as "another example of the Supreme Court favoring corporations over consumers," and claimed that the AFA would "rectify the Court's most recent wrong by restoring consumer rights." Many consumer and employment rights groups echoed that sentiment.
Steven C. Bennett, Does AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion Justify the Arbitration Fairness Act?, 4 103 (2012).