First things first. Today's my Dad's birthday. Happy Birthday, Dad!
Now back to business. In Kristian v. Comcast Corp., ___ F.3d ___, 2006 WL 1028758 (1st Cir. Apr. 20, 2006), the First Circuit joined the California Supreme Court in striking down a class action ban in an arbitration clause as unconscionable. The National Law Journal reported on the decision here, and the blog Appellate Law and Practice has more a more detailed discussion here.