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Arbitration Clauses

Acknowledging Receipt of a Document is Not the Same as Agreeing to its Terms

Brad Reid | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

The federal District Court for New Jersey in an April 4, 2016, decision declined to automatically enforce an arbitration provision in an employment ag...

Has Any Consumer Ever Read a Service or Installment Contract?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

As it stands now, the small guy with the small claim loses to the big guy without ever having the chance to prove his claim, because to do so would cost more in time and expense than the claim itself.

Read the Arbitration Clause

Brad Reid | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

While an arbitration provision may not directly prevent the assertion of statutory rights, it may do so indirectly under the majority opinion since the cost of conducting a necessary antitrust market analysis is prohibitive for this individual claimant.

Arbitration Required by the Word "All"

Brad Reid | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics
Brad Reid

Advocates of mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts assert that arbitration speeds dispute resolution, is less costly than litigation, provides pr...

Are Courthouses Obsolete?

Brad Reid | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

Are courtrooms obsolete? No, but many venues are located outside of the traditional courthouse or are increasingly subject to video conferencing such as arraignments.