Amazon to Get Battery Claims Arbitrated, Minus Would-Be Class

Another proposed class action against Amazon.com Inc. has fallen to the terms of use that consumers agree to with each purchase, now that a federal court in California has ruled that false-advertising claims about lithium-ion batteries must go to individual arbitration.

The agreement isn’t unconscionable because injunctive relief is available under it, Judge Stephen V. Wilson said for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in an order entered Tuesday. That’s sufficient under a recent development in California law, he said.

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