Support the Arbitration Fairness Act Now!
Are you a consumer? An employee? A credit card user? Then you need to know about the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009. We’ve already explained a number of times why arbitration is awful for people like you. Is it any surprise, then, that credit card agreements, employmentRead More
Arbitration Works Better than Lawsuits . . . But for Whom?
This gem of an editorial appeared in the Wall Street Journal: "Arbitration Works Better than Lawsuits" . The author is a lawyer at Hogan & Hartson, an 800+ lawyer law firm whose enviable roster of clients reads like a who’s who of Fortune 500 companies: Alcatel Space,Read More
Proof That Arbitration Is Bad for Employees
A little while back, I had posted about arbitration and whether or not it is good or bad for employees to resolve their claims against their employers or co-workers. Arbitration is the resolution of legal disputes normally handled through lawsuits by instead hiring a private judge to rule on the dispute. My view has always…Read More
Is Arbitration Good or Bad for Employees?
Answer: Bad. This question is often debated among attorneys, judges and arbitrators. Judges like arbitration because they’re chronically overworked. For instance, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California had the honor of being the second busiest federal district court in the entire country, with 11,585 civilRead More