Kia Franklin

Motley Ain’t No Fool…

The folks over at Motley Fool know that Mandatory Arbitration Stinks. Serena Maranjian writes:

I recently wrote about one of the many dangers credit card holders face: mandatory arbitration. Most cardholders don't realize it, but they've agreed to have all disputes settled by arbitration firms that tend to favor the card-issuing banks.

It turns out this problem is more far-reaching than I'd realized. It crops up in cell-phone contracts and even employment contracts. But then I heard more. (Read More)

The gospel is spreading, friends. Hopefully it will lead to some mobilization on the Hill. So far, only a few Senators have become formal supporters of Russ Feingold's Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007. Guess they're too busy confirming backward judges.

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Posted at 10:21 AM, Oct 25, 2007 in Mandatory Arbitration
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If arbitration is bad, why do many attorneys ask clients to sign arbitration agreements prior to taking their cases?

Posted by: Throckmorton | October 25, 2007 1:04 PM

I don't know how many "many" is, but as I've said in the past, that is a particularly absurd and egregious thing for an attorney to do. I don't know who these guys are but hopefully you're not talking about plaintiff's attorneys--that would be ironic. Lawyers have a professional obligation to advise their clients against signing pre-dispute binding mandatory arbitration agreements.

Posted by: Kia | October 25, 2007 5:19 PM