This post was originally published on Hightower Lowdown and can be found here.
Arbitration sounds fair, but forced arbitration is the exact opposite
Corporate kangaroo courts have quietly usurped our constitutional right to trial by judge and jury
Edited by Jim Hightower and Phillip Frazer
Being wronged by a corporation is painful enough, but getting your day in court is no picnic either. Aside from having to go up against a deep-pocket corporation's pack of snarling lawyers, the judicial system itself is cumbersome, slow, and costly. And to us uninitiated outsiders, a courtroom's cult-like rituals, punctilious language, and black-robed authoritarians are intimidating. No wonder so many of the workers, consumers, small businesses, and others who get stomped on by the corporate powers shy away from taking their legitimate grievances into those chambers.