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Arbitration allows businesses, consumers and employees an alternative means of dispute resolution, where parties agree to resolve their differences in front of a neutral and unbiased arbitrator rather than going through a lengthy and costly lawsuit in the courts. A recent study from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform found that:

  • Employees are three times more likely to win in arbitration than in court
  • Employee-plaintiffs had better chances to win higher monetary award values
  • Arbitration is resolved in less time than in court

Trial lawyers are consistently pushing to change or take away the right to use arbitration because the opportunity for attorneys’ fees and a cut of the awards is much greater when litigation is lengthy. However, both the California and federal courts support the policies behind arbitration, and the Federal Arbitration Act pre-empts state laws that disfavor arbitration agreements. Arbitration is a critical means to reducing litigation that wastes the time and resources of consumers, the courts, and employers.


Striking a Balance: CJAC’s Pursuit of Fair Laws for Business and Disability Access

The Valley Economic Alliance - February 20, 2024

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By Jaime Huff

State and federal disability laws play a crucial role in ensuring equal access to public spaces for individuals with disabilities. Unfortunately, small and minority-owned businesses in California have long been burdened with frivolous lawsuits that exploit these laws.


Reject legislation that will increase costs, clog our courts, and enrich plaintiffs’ lawyers

Los Angeles Daily News - July 4, 2023

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Los Angeles Daily News published version here
By Kyla Christoffersen Powell

Plaintiffs’ lawyers are at it again. They are pushing for policies that will further drive up the cost of doing business in California and saddle our over-burdened courts with more unnecessary litigation. It should be no surprise these policies will make lawyers richer.

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