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Supreme Court Rejects Another Consumer Class Action

The U.S. Supreme Court, 6-3, has rejected another class action. This time, the majority of the court ruled this week that a class action cannot proceed against DirecTV over early-termination fees because those fees have to handled by private arbitration, The Washington Post's Robert Barnes reports.

The majority opinion, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, struck down a California law that makes class-action bans in contracts unenforceable.

Barnes further notes the ruling continues the trend of strengthening the authority of companies to channel consumer complaints into arbitration.