June 20, 2013 / 2:18 PM / 4 years ago

U.S. justices rule for American Express in class action case

WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that an arbitration agreement prevents merchants from bringing class action claims against American Express Co .

The nine-member court ruled on a 5-3 vote, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor recused, that American Express's arbitration agreement did not preclude merchants from effectively vindicating their rights.

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