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State Courts Nixing Employee Arbitration Wins: Study

Law360 (April 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- State courts are vacating arbitration awards more often when the arbitrator rules for the employee than when the arbitrator sides with the employer in a finding that points to a “disturbing trend,” according to a labor and employment professor’s study.

The study, released last month by University of Illinois College of Law professor Michael H. LeRoy, claims that a vacated award leaves employees with little choice but to pay more money for another arbitration proceeding or give up.

However, many employment lawyers have met the conclusion...
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