The U.S. Supreme Court’s AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion ruling may be the “gift that keeps on giving” for the telecom giant and proponents of arbitration, according to The AmLaw Litigation Daily. In April, the Court ruled that AT&T could compel arbitration with putative class members. Since then, two similar cases have been decided that would compel plaintiffs to enter arbitration.

Ballard Spahr partner Alan Kaplinsky, who chairs the firm’s Consumer Financial Services practice and who pioneered the use of arbitration provisions in consumer contracts, called the holdings “very important.” In the wake of the Supreme Court’s April ruling, Mr. Kaplinsky said, plaintiffs’ lawyers have routinely argued that the Concepcion decision does not apply in cases where class action waivers would block clients from pursuing legitimate claims.