Revitch v DIRECTV, LLC – Ninth Circuit Refuses to Enforce Infinite Arbitration Agreement’

“The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires courts to enforce agreements by private parties to resolve their disputes in arbitration rather than litigation. Despite abundant evidence that Congress intended the FAA to apply only in federal court and only to commercial dealings, the Supreme Court has reinterpreted the law since the 1980s, imposing it on state courts and finding in it a command to enforce even one-sided arbitration contracts imposed on consumers and workers by corporate actors eager to keep claims individual, secret, and rare. Emboldened by these victories, corporations have begun drafting agreements with ‘infinite’ terms that purport to bind individuals in perpetuity to arbitrate any and all claims they might bring against a vast group of counterparties …”

Revitch v DIRECTV, LLC – Ninth Circuit Refuses to Enforce Infinite Arbitration Agreement 134 Harvard Law Review 2871 (10 June).

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