We Know How America Got Such a Corporate-Friendly Court

Can the right really be realigned with the working class?

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Arbitrator Clears Buffalo Police Officers Who Shoved Protester

A video from June 2020 showed Martin Gugino, 75 at the time, motionless and bleeding after being pushed to the ground. The footage fueled outrage during a summer of unrest over police violence.

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Trump Campaign Owes $300,000 in Legal Fees After Another Failed NDA Case

The award stems from an arbitration claim that was dismissed in part because of the “vague and unenforceable” provisions of a nondisclosure agreement.

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BuzzFeed I.P.O. Illegally Shortchanged Employees, Dozens Claim

The group is asking for compensatory damages estimated at more than $4.6 million.

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Senate Passes Bill to Bar Forced Arbitration in Sexual Misconduct Cases

Senate passage was the latest evidence that Democrats, fresh off a string of legislative failures on their broader domestic agenda, are focusing on narrower measures with bipartisan support.

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House Passes Bill to Nullify Forced Arbitration in Sex Abuse Cases

The bill would ensure that victims have the option of suing in federal, state or tribal court, depriving perpetrators of a secretive process that can weigh heavily in their favor.

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Doctors and Hospitals Make Late Bid to Change Surprise Billing Ban

A lawsuit says the Biden administration’s faulty interpretation of the law will harm medical providers.

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Kevin Spacey Ordered to Pay $31 Million to ‘House of Cards’ Studio

A secret arbitrator’s ruling was issued 13 months ago and became public on Monday when lawyers for the studio petitioned a California court to confirm the award.

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Victims of Sexual Misconduct Testify Against Forced Arbitration

In emotional testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, four survivors of sexual misconduct said they had been required to stay silent because of “forced arbitration” clauses in their contracts.

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Trump Loses Case to Enforce Omarosa Manigault Newman’s N.D.A.

Donald Trump had filed the case against Ms. Manigault Newman, a former White House aide and “Apprentice” star, after she wrote a tell-all book about serving in his administration.

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Amazon Ends Use of Arbitration for Customer Disputes

Now they will be pursued in federal court, a significant retreat from a strategy that often helps companies avoid liability.

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Grammys Settle With Ousted C.E.O.

The settlement between the Recording Academy, which runs the Grammy Awards, and Deborah Dugan, its former chief executive, came just weeks before arbitration over her dismissal was to begin.

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Tamir Rice’s Mother Asks Court to Block Rehiring of Officer Who Killed Her Son

Samaria Rice wants the Ohio Supreme Court to keep the man who killed her son in 2014 from being reinstated as a Cleveland police officer. The former officer, Timothy Loehmann, was never charged.

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A $1.2 Million Charles Schwab Bank Deposit Error Buys a House, and an Arrest, Officials Say

Kelyn Spadoni tried to keep a deposit that was off by five decimal places, according to the authorities, who said she was charged with fraud and fired from her job on the same day.

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Meet the Four Harvard Law Grads Taking on the Entire Legal System

The founders of the People’s Parity Project are hoping to eliminate harassment and discrimination within the legal profession — and everywhere it operates. “You’re not alone in this.”

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To Hold Police Accountable, Ax the Arbitrators

Communities should have the power to fire abusive officers. But that power often rests with an obscure group of unelected labor arbitrators.

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Alphabet Settles Shareholder Suits Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Google’s parent company was hit with a wave of lawsuits after The New York Times reported that an accused executive had received a $90 million exit package.

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How Berkshire Hathaway May Have Been Snookered in Germany

A unit of Warren Buffett’s empire paid an inflated price for a pipe maker that used fake sales to look profitable, an arbitration panel concluded. The firm was close to bankruptcy.

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