AmeriPlan Contractors Must Arbitrate Comissions Dispute

Law360, Dallas (July 30, 2013, 8:53 PM ET) -- A Texas judge on Tuesday dismissed a proposed class action alleging discount health care organization AmeriPlan Corp. used independent contractors to drum up new clients but didn’t pay them promised commissions, finding the arbitration clause in their contracts was enforceable.

The ruling adopted a magistrate judge's April findings that said a plain reading of the arbitration clause incorporated into contracts with the salesmen supported enforcing the arbitration requirement.

The plaintiffs, a group of four former sales directors for AmeriPlan, allege they were duped into recruiting clients...
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