Arbitration Should Not Be That Bad—From the Franchisee's Perspective

, New York Law Journal


In his Franchising column, Rupert M. Barkoff writes that there are two significant advantages for franchisors in adopting arbitration: no jury trials, and preventing class actions. But whether an arbitration proceeding is more likely to bring adverse consequences to franchisees than a judicial proceeding is an open question. Some anecdotal evidence indicates the results might not be meaningfully different.

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