Class Actions Filed Against Robinhood Over GameStop Stock Restrictions

Popular online stock trading platform, Robinhood, was slapped with federal lawsuits in both New York and Illinois on Thursday, January 28, 2021 by independent investors in potential class actions. Now, numerous other putative class actions have been filed against Robinhood. The lawsuits stem from Robinhood’s decision to block their users from purchasing GameStop shares, in addition to the shares of several other companies.

It is unclear if and how these cases will proceed. Marcia Brown of The American Prospect provides an in depth look at these cases and how they may be impacted by forced arbitration clauses that corporations are using to protect themselves and how Congress could fix these issues in the article “How the Supreme Court Protects Robinhood.”


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Steve Larson
An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve's clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.

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