Enough is Enough:  Time to Eliminate the “Hidden Arbitration Clause Trick” “A day of reckoning is coming on predispute arbitration agreements in consumer arbitration.  A dichotomy is developing between arms-length pre-dispute arbitration agreements and those imposed in an adhesion contract with consumers (and perhaps employees). This will be addressed in the next several years by…

A George Bailey “Hat Trick” – Et Tu, 9th Circuit? Several months ago in this blog I described a “hat trick,” which is a hockey term for when a player scores three (or more) goals in one game. For those who have somehow eluded ever seeing the holiday classic “It’s a wonderful Life,” the other…

Late last month in this blog, I wrote that the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) was “cruisin’ for a bruisin’” on its arbitration policy. To review, and borrowing heavily from my own work, the NLRB had ruled previously in the D.R. Horton matter that a predispute arbitration agreement (“PDAA”) containing a class action waiver violated…

I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore,” said Howard Beale in the Movie Network. As a staunch supporter and advocate for arbitration, I cannot not allow wrongful bashing by members of Congress, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the media and others to continue without stating categorically how wrong they are…

Now that the football season is behind us, I bid it farewell by embracing a football term — the “personal protector “– and applying it to arbitration. In football parlance, the personal protector is a player assigned to protect the punter (kicker) from harm. Watching the Super Bowl the other day, I came to the…

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