RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
NPR's business news starts with a ruling against class action suits.
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MONTAGNE: NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg reports.
NINA TOTENBERG: Here's Deepak Gupta of Public Citizen, who argued the case for the consumers.
MONTAGNE: Alan Kaplinsky, who filed a brief for the American Bankers Association, agrees that corporations will now feel free to increase their use of arbitration contracts. But, he contends, that will be good for consumers.
MONTAGNE: Look at the data. You know, AAA has been conducting consumer arbitrations now for a decade and there is empirical data showing that consumers do very well in arbitration.
TOTENBERG: Nina Totenberg, NPR News, Washington.
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