JAMS Reviewing Vetting Process After Judge's Racist Email

Law360 (August 11, 2020, 10:29 PM EDT) -- Mediation and arbitration giant JAMS Inc. on Tuesday said it had "severed [its] relationship" with a retired judge who shared a racist email that portrayed Black people as inherently inferior, saying that JAMS will immediately begin reviewing its vetting process for arbitrators.

JAMS President and CEO Chris Poole said in a statement that in response to the racial justice protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd, he had hoped to use the organization to help society address and counteract bigotry — including through a $100,000 donation to the Divided Community Project — but an email from arbitrator and retired Judge...

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