Schorr Law represents clients in arbitrations in front of the major arbitration services in Los Angeles. And, over the past few years we have definitely seen a spike in the number of cases that are arbitrated. It comes as no surprise given the increased use of arbitration provisions in standardized contracts and the budget problems facing the California Superior Court System.
In Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times there was an interesting article on a recent supreme court ruling regarding arbitration “A win for arbitration.” The article focuses on a recent Supreme Court decision upholding arbitration clause over a customer’s right to file a lawsuit. The case focused on a 1996 law that sought to protect consumers from businesses promising to improve their credit rating, and specifically gave customers the right to sue any firm in violation. The Supreme Court’s ruling, however, said that credit repair companies could block these lawsuits and instead force its disgruntled customers into binding arbitration if they had agreed to such provisions in the fine print of their agreements. Justice Scalia, writing for the majority, said that if Congress had intended to prohibit binding arbitration in the consumer credit protection law, it would have specifically done so, rather than implying it in a right to sue provision.
For more information on arbitrations, or a free consultation on your arbitration, contact Schorr Law, APC, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.schorr-law.com, 3310-954-1877.