Federal Appellate Decision Directing Consumer Arbitration In Absence Of Agreement Attributed To Trump-Appointed Judge

An article entitled “Trump Judge Requires Individual Arbitration of Complaint Against Corporation for Making Illegal Telemarketing Calls and Prevents Class Action: Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears,” authored by Elliot Mincberg and posted by People for the American Way, argues that the Fourth Circuit’s recent 2-1 decision in Mey v. DIRECTV, LLC “accelerates the trend, begun by the Roberts Court, of harming consumers by forcing individual arbitration of complaints about corporate misconduct and preventing effective methods like class actions to seek relief.”

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