Thanks to The New York Times for its 2015-2016 investigation of this overbearing of on the part of unAmerican corporations, even startups.
This is sick.
My first article in the American Bar Association Judges' Journal, in 1989, at age 32, co-authored with U.S. Department of Labor Associate Chief Administrative Law Judge James L. Guill in 1989, called for abolition of contractual cramdown arbitration clauses.
Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgC3N802Sjk
This forced arbitration garbage was invented by the likes of Harvard University, funded by the likes of Exxon and TRW, to cabin civil rights and environmental rights and consumer rights won during the 1960s and 1970s. See "A Rush To Unfairness -- The Downside to Alternative Dispute Resolution," American Bar Association Judges' Journal (Summary 1989), by Judge James Guill and Edward A. Slavin, Jr.
Locally, our Anastasia Mosquito Control Commission of St. Johns County got snookered, accepting arbitration clause in construction contracts.
That's wrong, contrary to public policy, and immoral -- mandatory arbitration clauses are corrupt and must be ended at once.
Under President Obama, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department banned such clauses in nursing home contracts. (Trump wants to revise them).
Presidential candidat4e Hillary Clinton said in Ohio on October 3, 2016 that she intends to seek authority for the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Labor and Federal Communications Commission to ban such clauses. Three cheers for Hilllary Clinton, former Senator Al Francken and anyone else who wants to end the clauses..
And after 30 years of watching the predictions Judge Guill and I made come true -- even cramdown arbitration in employment contracts, even cramdwown religious arbitration -- it's time to stop the madness.
Hundreds of millions of Americans have unwittingly signed away their right to go to court against most of the biggest companies in the world through the practice that’s known as forced arbitration
I was beyond stunned. How can they try and come up with this way to shut me up, by slipping this clause into terms and conditions of a phone app.Lilly