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9th Circuit Ruling Takes Another Swipe at Arbitration
Alexei Oreskovic -- The Recorder -- 05-14-2003
Workers' advocates rejoiced Tuesday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals once again showed its distaste for one-sided mandatory pre-dispute arbitration contracts and gave employers who use such contracts the burden of proving their fairness. In a unanimous opinion, the 9th Circuit struck down the arbitration contract proffered by Circuit City Stores, calling it "oppressive." The opinion is good news for lawyers who represent workers.