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In nationwide data security breach class action lawsuit, Sixth Circuit rules that arbitrator – not federal district court – should decide whether the claims must be arbitrated

The Sixth Circuit ruled against e-commerce provider StockX in a nationwide data security breach putative class action lawsuit on December 2, 2021, deciding that an arbitrator – not the federal district court – will decide whether parties to an arbitration agreement have to arbitrate their dispute unless a party specifically challenges the delegation clause in an arbitration agreement. The Sixth Circuit’s ruling affirmed the district court’s order compelling arbitration and dismissing the case. Read more…