Marisa Katz Presents on MSBA Panel on Forced Arbitration in Consumer Contracts

On December 10, 2019, Marisa Katz presented at the MSBA-sponsored CLE Can Consumer Arbitration Be Fair and Equitable?  Marisa was one of three panelists addressing the everyday implications for consumers who are cheated by businesses when forced arbitration clauses and class action bans prevent any redress in a court of law. Given the Federal Arbitration Act and the Supreme Court’s expansive reading of that Act, federal courts are, by and large, not open to consumer plaintiffs with disputes against businesses that use these unfair agreements, where negotiation is impossible, and where arbitration proceedings are kept out of the public eye. This event was co-sponsored by the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Consumer Law Litigation Sections of the MSBA.