$4.1B Arbitration Award For Wrongful Termination?

Law360, New York (June 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A $4.1 billion arbitration award in a single plaintiff California wrongful termination case may have employers rethinking their dispute resolution strategies, if not their willingness to even do business here in the Golden State.

After all, mandatory arbitration is supposed to temper the unpredictability of juries, especially in potentially emotional employment disputes.

If an employer can be tagged for $4.1 billion by a single employee in a JAMS arbitration presided over by a respected retired judge, then maybe those juries are looking pretty good after all....
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