Amazon running scared from arbitration at scale

A statue of blind justice outside of a courthouse; in the corner lurks a caricature of a fat-cat businessman with a bag of money in place of his head. Image: Tim Evanson (modified) CC BY-SA:

“Binding arbitration waivers” started out as a way for giant companies going into business with one another to avoid costly litigation by agreeing in advance to have a private arbitrator hear their disputes.

But Federalist Society judges, led by Antonin Scalia, spent a decade dismantling protections that…



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