Court Dismisses Amtrak Passengers’ Challenge To Arbitration Requirement As Speculative

Amtrak passengers’ litigation challenge to an arbitration requirement has been rejected by a federal court as speculative. Amtrak added the provision to its terms of service last year, prompting two passengers to sue, alleging that the requirement is ” unconstitutional and unlawful in several ways.” Amtrak’s motion to dismiss, was granted in view of the court’s rejection of their claim that “Amtrak injured them by depriving them of the ability to purchase rail tickets without waiving their right to a judicial forum to resolve any dispute that might arise-even though they have no claim to arbitrate and Amtrak has not invoked the arbitration provision against them.”

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