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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Do Arbitration Organizations Comply with California Disclosure Laws?

Carolyn Said writes in the San Francisco Chronicle that while "a decade-old California law already requires arbitration companies to post data on their cases online. The problem is that many don't do it. A UC Hastings study found that only half post any data, and it's short of what's required."

"The vast majority of California consumer arbitrations, about 95 percent, are done by JAMS (formerly Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services), the American Arbitration Association or Kaiser's independent administrator, and all of these organizations comply with the disclosure law," said Donne Brownsey, a lobbyist for the California arbitration industry.
"JAMS is compliant with California's consumer arbitration disclosure requirements," the organization's general counsel, John Walsh, said in a statement.

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