BSE Counsel Gregory C. Mitchell recently authored an article for Dateline MADA,  a publication of the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association.

Mitchell’s article concerned the U.S. Supreme Court’s April 27, 2011 decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Conception, upholding the enforceability of class action waiver provisions in arbitration agreements.  Under such provisions, parties both agree to arbitrate their disputes, and waive the right to participate in class action lawsuits or class arbitrations. The Court’s ruling allowed businesses to require customers to arbitrate their disputes individually, and reaffirms the federal policy favoring arbitration.

Greg Mitchell is a former law clerk to a federal magistrate, Assistant Attorney General of Missouri, and was Executive Director of the Missouri Motor Vehicle Commission, a state agency which was responsible for the licensure and regulation of Missouri’s motor vehicle sales industry. He is general counsel for the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Missouri Powersport Dealers Association. He has a general administrative practice with an emphasis in motor vehicle dealer matters, professional licensing and corporate regulatory issues.