Beer Biz Says Language Barrier Can't Beat Arbitration Clause

By Michelle Casady (October 25, 2021, 7:22 PM EDT) -- A wholesale beer distributor has asked a Texas appellate court to send to arbitration the injury claims of a Spanish-speaking employee, arguing a trial court wrongly let the claims proceed in court after the injured man alleged the arbitration agreement was unconscionable.

Faust Distributing Co. appealed to the First Court of Appeals in Houston on Friday, challenging Harris County District Court Judge Rabeea Sultan Collier's Aug. 11 ruling that Victor Verano's negligence claims don't belong in arbitration.

When Verano was hired he signed an employment contract that contained an arbitration provision that clearly covers the claims he brought in his lawsuit,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!