CALIFORNIA IS IN the eye of the storm over the enforcement of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer and employment cases. These non-negotiated agreements to arbitrate all future disputes, imbedded in contracts that are offered on a "take it or leave it basis," curtail any meaningful opportunity to pursue a claim in court and limit the right to be part of a class action lawsuit.
"Pre-dispute Arbitration Clauses-Can They All Be Right?,"
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 38
, Article 1.
Available at: http://repository.usfca.edu/usflawreview/vol38/iss1/1