The title of this blog is borrowed from a multi-page article that appeared in the New York Times on November 2, 2015. I wholeheartedly recommend that you read the article. The authors examined over 25,000 arbitrations between 2010 and 2014 and interviewed hundreds of lawyers, arbitrators, claimants, and judges in 35 states. This is by far the best article on what is a burgeoning problem in our legal system. Unfortunately, the general public is unaware of the problem and helpless to solve it. Our politicians are either ignorant of it, do not care about it, or are content with the present situation.
I have written several blogs in the past regarding the evils of arbitration clauses in routine, everyday consumer contracts. In all honesty, the New York Times article revealed to me that I was grossly underestimating the pervasiveness of the problem.
Once again, please read the New York Times article and beware of arbitration clauses in contracts. If you sign the contract you are giving up your Constitutional right of access to our judicial system and agreeing to participate in a privatized legal system that is rigged against you.