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The Church of Scientology Says Danny Masterson Stalking Suit Must Go to "Religious Arbitration" | Hollywood Reporter
Scientology says it's members signed an agreement to use arbitration, an arbitration service created by the church which follows the church's regulations not the law. They say this means their former members cannot sue them in court.
law  arbitration  via:reddit 
6 weeks ago by mcherm
Why A Judge Made Uber Create An Email Address
Uber refused to provide a reasonable way for people to opt out of arbitration; a judge ordered them to allow it via email.
law  uber  arbitration  via:reddit 
9 weeks ago by mcherm
FAIR Act: House passes a bill to ban mandatory arbitration - Vox
The house actually passed a bill against mandatory arbitration!
law  arbitration  via:reddit 
september 2019 by mcherm
Forced into arbitration, 12,500 drivers claim Uber won’t pay fees to launch cases | Reuters
Uber squashed a class action lawsuit because of their mandatory arbitration clause. Uber refused the litigants' offer to arbitrate 9 cases then mediate an overall agreement. Now Uber is actually arbitrating 6 of 12,500 cases... and just doing nothing for the rest!
law  arbitration  via:reddit 
february 2019 by mcherm
‘Star Citizen’ Court Documents Reveal the Messy Reality of Crowdfunding a $200 Million Game - Motherboard
I'm not sure he should be entitled to a refund of his kickstarter payment for this game that is well over 4 years late, but I find it extremely unfair that the court won't hear his case because of an arbitration clause the company added AFTER he paid his money.
via:HackerNews  law  arbitration 
july 2018 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: 2d Circuit upholds arbitration agreement in Uber cellphone app
Can a "click through" agreement in a mobile app enforce an agreement to engage in binding arbitration? Yes.
law  via:WaitASecond  personal_net  arbitration  shrinkwrap 
january 2018 by mcherm
The Privacy Wars Are About to Get A Whole Lot Worse - Cory Doctorow
Ubiquitous surveillance is supposedly authorized through shrink wrap or click-through agreements that nobody reads. Soon the data collection will be by objects not website and there is no place to even click through. But because of universal arbitration agreements we won't be able to sue.
privacy  surveillance  CoryDoctorow  via:reddit  arbitration 
september 2016 by mcherm
We Now Have a Justice System Just for Corporations | On the Commons
A review article describing the current state of arbitration law and how we got there.
law  arbitration  via:boingboing 
october 2015 by mcherm
Tyranny of the Arbitrators — Medium
Outrageous. Citibank's contracts and the arbitrator's rules both clearly state that you can use small claims court. Yet they did not allow it.
law  arbitration  via:reddit 
april 2015 by mcherm
Outrageous Forced Arbitration Decision: Consumer Has to Arbitrate Case Involving Home Invasion and Severe Beating | Public Justice
An arbitration clause can protect a company from being sued when their employee commits a truly heinous assault.
law  contractlaw  arbitration 
december 2014 by mcherm
Tenth Circuit rejects "one-sidedness" as defense to arbitration clause (CL&P Blog)
A court went against normal practice and ruled that a contract saying "YOU have to use arbitration, but WE can use the courts" was OK.
law  arbitration  contractlaw 
january 2014 by mcherm
Forced arbitration of claim on behalf of non-party to arbitration agreement (CL&P Blog)
Court rules that the US government is prohibited from suing because someone else signed an arbitration agreement. What?
law  contractlaw  arbitration  via:CL&P 
february 2013 by mcherm
An astonishing arbitration decision in an age of astonishing arbitration decisions (CL&P Blog)
The court said that the woman was not capable of understanding and agreeing to the arbitration agreement, yet they're enforcing it anyway. I don't understand.
law  contractlaw  arbitration  via:CL&P 
february 2013 by mcherm
Instagram's Binding Arbitration Clause Could Be the Worst Ever: It Seeks to Kill Off All Representative Actions (CL&P Blog)
Binding arbitration clause that prevents people from working with an Attorney General as a representative individual. Can they protect themselves from Attorney General action that way?
law  contractlaw  arbitration  via:CL&P 
december 2012 by mcherm
How Zappos' User Agreement Failed In Court and Left Zappos Legally Naked (Forbes Cross-Post)
Really interesting article if you find contract law interesting. For example, it claims that "mandatory arbitration" and "we can amend this agreement anytime" can't work together in the same contract.
law  contractlaw  arbitration  via:HackerNews  zappos 
october 2012 by mcherm
AT&T sues customers seeking to block T-Mobile deal| Reuters
AT&T goes to court to stop the flood of arbitration claims. Says arbitration is not appropriate for some issues. I say SUCK IT UP!
via:HackerNews  law  arbitration  contractlaw  at&t 
august 2011 by mcherm
American Express Merchants Win The Latest Round (CL&P Blog)
AmEx contract with merchants prohibited class-action suits. That means they can cheat the merchant any way they want; the merchant can't afford to take them to court. A court just ruled this clause invalid for that very reason.
law  contractlaw  arbitration  via:CL&P 
march 2011 by mcherm
The Unconcionability of Arbitration Agreements in EULAs.
An article on how shrinkwrap licenses combined with mandatory arbitration can be unfair.
law  contractlaw  shrinkwrap  arbitration  via:boingboing 
december 2009 by mcherm

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