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Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, 17–988

Held that parties do not consent to classwide arbitration if the agreement is ambiguous on that point. An employer sought to block an employee from proceeding with a proposed class action lawsuit and instead force his claims into individual arbitration. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed that the employer had the right to do this, because the arbitration agreement was ambiguous about the availability of classwide arbitration. Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion of the 5-4 Court.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/04/24


  • Roberts


  • United States Supreme Court


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