'Girls Gone Wild' Exec Loses Arbitration Bid Again

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 9:12 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Wednesday denied "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis' bid to send to arbitration a proposed class action alleging he misclassified editors who worked on his films as independent contractors, ruling an arbitration agreement signed by the lead plaintiff is unconscionable.

California's Second Appellate District said the agreement lead plaintiff Philip Anagnos signed days before he was fired from the company was “riddled” with problems. The agreement contained provisions that would prevent judicial review of any decision reached by the arbitrator and...
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