Jay-Z Slams Arbitration Group's Lack Of Diversity In IP Row

By Lauren Berg (November 28, 2018, 9:31 PM EST) -- Music mogul Jay-Z called out the American Arbitration Association on Wednesday for lacking diversity among its arbitrators, arguing in a New York state court filing that the organization has so few African-American arbitrators he can't get a fair adjudication of his intellectual property dispute with Iconix Brand Group Inc.

Jay-Z, filing under his given name Shawn C. Carter, asked the court to halt the arbitration in his ongoing business and intellectual property disputes with Iconix, which purchased the rights to his Rocawear fashion line in 2007, arguing that the lack of African-American arbitrator candidates renders the arbitration provision in his contract...

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