The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a rule to ban class waivers in arbitration agreements.
As the CFPB summarizes:
First, the proposed rule would prohibit covered providers of certain consumer financial products and services from using an agreement with a consumer that provides for arbitration of any future dispute between the parties to bar the consumer from filing or participating in a class action with respect to the covered consumer financial product or service. Second, the proposal would require a covered provider that is involved in an arbitration pursuant to a pre-dispute arbitration agreement to submit specified arbitral records to the Bureau.
Hat tip to Opal Nicole Smith