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Vernon v. Qwest Communications International, Inc.

United States District Court for the District of Colorado
925 F. Supp. 2d 1185 (2013)


The plaintiffs signed service contracts with Qwest Communications International, Inc. (defendant). The contracts were for a minimum of two years and provided that if the subscriber terminated service prior to the two years, he or she would be subject to a $200 early-termination fee. The contract also stated that any dispute arising from the contract must be handled on an individual basis and through arbitration or small claims court. The plaintiffs were required to pay half of the arbitrator’s fees up to $125. The plaintiffs filed a class action suit against Qwest, claiming that the arbitration clause was unconscionable. Qwest filed a motion to compel arbitration. The magistrate judge recommended granting Qwest’s motion to compel arbitration. The plaintiffs objected to the recommendation.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Jackson, J.)

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