Arbitration In the News
Wow. Lots of stuff on arbitration has hit the news stands. Here's a sampling:
Article on arbitration and credit card agreements.
Study shows data the corporate lobby probably doesn't want us to see--courts tossing out arbitration decisions in employment disputes, but only those that harm employers, creating a sense of "snowballing futilitiy for employees." (Here's the article)
WSJ continues its streak of coverage of this issue (here's an overview by Public Citizen) with an article (subscription requ'd) and companion blog post on increased scrutiny of arbitration firm NAF. They quote TortDeform Contributor Paul Bland in this article.
Great letter to the editor in WSJ, "Arbitration is Great but Make it Fair to Both Sides" (subscription req'd). The author tears down a recent editorial that touted results from a Chamber of Commerce poll, touching upon potential flaws in the poll. It also lays out how the Arbitration Fairness Act does nothing to eliminate consumers' choice to go to arbitration, but does everything to eliminate corporations' unfair use of pre-dispute binding mandatory arbitration clauses to force arbitration down people's throats.
Yours truly wrote a letter to the editor in WaPo in response to an Editorial on binding mandatory arbitration, discussing why binding mandatory arbitration is detrimental to consumers’ rights and discussing why Senator Feingold’s proposed bill is the optimal legislative solution.