Forced Arbitration Agreements
A large, demanding law firm representing the company could be compensated by an aggressive and demanding law firm representing the plaintiff. However, in practice, the legal representation of workers and consumers is much more fragmented and of different quality than that of companies, which can generally afford to use large and demanding business law firms to defend their cases. In a study conducted by lawyers representing parties to labour arbitration, Colvin and Pike found that 76.6 per cent of lawyers representing employers listed labour law as their primary area of practice, compared with only 56.7 per cent of lawyers representing workers.57 In addition, in this study, 54.6 per cent of employers were represented by a law firm that handled multiple cases in the study population. From now on, most claims arising from federal laws would be subject to arbitration. In the following decades, the Supreme Court expanded the scope of the FAA to promote the liberal policy in favor of arbitration, which incorporated it into the 1925 statute. . .