In the wake of a big 2011 Supreme Court decision that began in San Diego, “nearly all” arbitration clauses bar consumers from bringing class action lawsuits against their lenders, according to a new study.
Judge Steven R. Denton, who sided against anti-arbitration campaigner Jon Perz, has gone to work for a local arbitration company.
A disgruntled Mossy Toyota customer featured in a VOSD investigation of private arbitration has taken things up a notch.
State legislation aimed at forcing private arbitration companies to follow transparency laws has stalled in the California Assembly, but will be re-introduced next year.
A recent report by the San Diego County Bar Association outlines the impact recent state budget cuts have had on local courts.
Will Carless and Andrew Keatts break down recent news.
At least three studies have shown little difference in outcomes for plaintiffs in arbitration rather that the courts.
California was once a bastion of consumer protection, but a big Supreme Court decision in 2011 was a game-changer, essentially wiping out many consumer class actions in favor of private arbitration.
Arbitration companies in California have long been required to make their records public, but many don’t bother, leaving consumers in the dark about a rapidly growing sector of the state’s justice system.
Jon Perz’s six-year journey through arbitration has made him the poster child for the campaign against an alternative method of resolving legal disputes that is becoming inescapable for consumers, and that even some industry insiders say is biased in favor of corporations.