Time To Restore Arbitration's Promise Of Efficiency For All - Law360

By Janice Sperow (October 6, 2021, 5:45 PM EDT) -- Recently, Uber Technologies Inc. sued the American Arbitration Association to block $100 million in arbitration fees and costs;[1] Amazon. com Inc. removed the mandatory arbitration clause from its terms of service, thus allowing customers to sue it in court, including as part of a class action;[2] and, in U. S. Chamber of Commerce v. Bonta, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld California's new law banning mandatory arbitration as a condition of employment. [3]Yet not long ago, arbitration was all the rage, as an efficient dispute resolution alternative that promised expert arbitrators, less costly information exchange and a streamlined timeline. . . .

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