Concepcion And Texas Employment Arbitration

Law360, New York (May 10, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT) -- Since the Texas Supreme Court’s In re Halliburton decision several years ago, Texas courts have routinely upheld the use of mandatory, binding arbitration agreements in the employment context. Even so, some Texas employers and their legal counsel have resisted the move to arbitration.

Those critical of arbitration have pointed to the lack of significant cost savings, one of the supposed strengths of arbitration. Others found that the judges and juries in their jurisdictions were no more likely to award large verdicts than private arbitrators were, eliminating...
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