The Trump Justice Department's Aversion to Class Actions Will Have Wide Impact

, The National Law Journal


The recent switch by the Trump administration's U.S. Justice Department from opposing to defending bans on class actions in workplace arbitration agreements will have consequences beyond a trio of challenges the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear this fall. The government this week, citing the high court switch, said it will no longer defend a class action provision in the U.S. Labor Department's fiduciary rule.

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