A U.S. Supreme Court ruling may effectively kill class action lawsuits by consumers. The decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion allows companies selling products or services to force consumers to arbitrate their claims individually instead of joining a class action. Mandatory arbitration clauses are now routine when consumers buy products or services. Customers aren’t given a choice. Most of the time, they aren’t even aware there is an arbitration clause. Class actions made it possible for consumers with claims that didn’t involve a lot of money to join a class action to get help in court. Fighting consumer claims individually usually isn’t worth the time and cost, and class actions also informed other consumers of dangers, misconduct or illegal practices. The decision is a huge victory for companies at the expense of consumers. Congress must be urged to pass legislation to correct this Supreme Court decision. More information can be found at: http://classactionlawsuitsinthenews.com/class-action-law/att-mobility-llc-v-concepcion-supreme-court-decides-the-fate-of-class-action-lawsuits/