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Sterling Asks Justices To Take Class Arbitration Row (1)

Jan. 22, 2020, 4:14 PMUpdated: Jan. 22, 2020, 5:32 PM

Sterling Jewelers Inc. signaled its intent to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to once again address the hot-button issue of when a party may be found to have consented to class-wide arbitration of a legal dispute.

A November ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit against Sterling in a pay discrimination case conflicts with recent decisions by the Supreme Court holding that a judge or arbitrator may not infer consent to class arbitration from an agreement that is silent or ambiguous on the question, the company said in a filing Tuesday.

The case involves claims by...

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