Georgia Supreme Court: Bank’s Arbitration Provision Doesn’t Bar Class Complaint

(July 13, 2016, 12:27 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — A unanimous Georgia Supreme Court on July 8 reversed an appellate panel’s decision finding that a bank’s arbitration clause, which only permits an individual depositor to reject arbitration on his or her own behalf, prevents a class representative from suing on behalf of class members (Bickerstaff v. SunTrust Bank, No. S15G1295, Ga. Sup.; 2016 Ga. LEXIS 469).

(Opinion available. Document #43-160715-015Z.)

Jeff Bickerstaff Jr., a SunTrust Bank depositor, filed a class complaint against SunTrust in the Fulton County, Ga., State Court on July 12,...
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