Jean Sternlight is the Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law and the director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.
In a Feb. 4 article posted on the Natural Products Insider website titled “Supplement Manufacturers Need Game Plan to Defend Against Class-Action Lawsuits,” one of Professor Sternlight’s articles from 2012 was quoted. Natural Products Insider is a print, online and e-mail resource for marketers, manufacturers and formulators of dietary supplements, healthy foods and cosmeceuticals.
The article on the website said, “The AT&T case has been helpful to companies seeking to uphold arbitration agreements and bar a class-action lawsuit. ‘In case after case, courts are now refusing to void arbitral class action waivers in consumer and employment cases,’ wrote Jean Sternlight, a professor of law at UNLV (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Boyd School of Law, in a 2012 article for Oregon Law Review called ‘Tsunami: AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion Impedes Access to Justice.’
“Sternlight said the courts in consumer fraud actions and other cases have found the complaints must be handled through individual arbitration rather than a class-action lawsuit.”
Professor Sternlight is nationally and internationally recognized for her scholarship and law reform activities in the field of dispute resolution.