31 January, 2014

What You Need to Know About Forced Arbitration Part IV: Note to Companies, You Can’t Have it Both Ways

By | January 31st, 2014|Forced Arbitration|

Here's a funny side story when it comes to forced arbitration: While companies love to require forced arbitration on all of their business to consumer contracts, companies hate using arbitration to deal with business-to-business problems. [...]

19 November, 2013

What You Need to Know About Forced Arbitration Part 1: What You Lose When You Sign

By | November 19th, 2013|Forced Arbitration|

This is the first blog post in a series about forced arbitration (also called mandatory arbitration) It all happens so fast. One minute you're thinking about signing up for the latest new phone contract [...]

5 August, 2013

The America We Signed Up For: Reflections on Forced Arbitration

By | August 5th, 2013|Forced Arbitration|

Let's talk things we love about America. Baseball in the summer and hockey in the winter; hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecue; sprawling land next to luscious rivers, big cities and small towns. We also love [...]

9 May, 2013

The Arbitration Fairness Act: Restoring the People’s Right to Justice

By | May 9th, 2013|Forced Arbitration|

When you are a victim of a crime, no matter how larger or small, you trust that the court system will give you due process to ensure that justice is served. Whether you were a victim [...]

21 June, 2012

Mandatory Arbitration: Will the Empire Always Win? Part Three

By | June 21st, 2012|Forced Arbitration|

Part Three in a series about mandatory arbitration. Read Part One. Read Part Two. 'The argument for mandatory arbitration's fairness is empirically unfounded as well as illogical,' writes University of Wisconsin researcher David Schwartz. Further [...]

14 June, 2012

Mandatory Arbitration: Will the Empire Always Win? Part Two

By | June 14th, 2012|Forced Arbitration|

Part Two in a series about mandatory arbitration. Read Part One. Check back next week for the final installment. Corporate entities (big businesses) insist that ‘predispute’ clauses inserted into consumer contract agreements (beating the consumer [...]

7 June, 2012

Mandatory Arbitration: Will the Empire Always Win? Part One

By | June 7th, 2012|Forced Arbitration|

Part One in a series about mandatory arbitration. Check back next week for another installment. Ar-bi-TRA-tion  (är b -TR SH n). n. — An alternative method of resolving disputes when two parties present respective, individual [...]