Tag: mandatory arbitration clauses

Uber Claims It Is Ending Arbitration For Sexual Harassment Claims, But It Still Bars Class Actions

May 29, 2018 by

Uber won praise on May 12, 2018, when it announced it would no longer steer sexual misconduct claims into arbitration. However, the announcement failed to note that the company refrained from any promises that it would free victims from arbitration agreements if their claims are part of class action litigation.

SEC Commissioner suggests that SEC will allow corporations to put mandatory arbitration clauses into their charters to avoid shareholder securities fraud class actions

August 29, 2017 by

A brief remark from SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar during a July 17, 2017, Q&A suggests that he believes the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission might soon allow companies to introduce mandatory arbitration clauses into their corporate charters.

Republicans move to invalidate new CFPB rule banning forced arbitration

July 21, 2017 by

On July 20, 2017, Congressional Republicans began a process to attempt to eliminate a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that stops companies from putting class action bans in their arbitration clauses and makes it easier for consumers to sue banks, credit card firms, payday lenders and other service providers in court.